Her Majesty The Queen returned to the Sandringham Estate on Friday evening for a long-weekend visit – the first visit to Sandringham since the death of her husband, The Duke of Edinburgh. The Queen has spent much of the last year at Windsor Castle owing to the Covid-19 pandemic though recently spent a week in Scotland for the traditional Holyrood Week.
The Queen flew in to her Norfolk residence on Friday evening by helicopter and is expected to stay at Sandringham until late Monday.
Her Majesty was spotted driving around Wood Farm and the Commodore Yard Stables. The Duke of Edinburgh spent much of his time at Wood Farm following his retirement from public duties in 2017. Wood Farm is on a secluded area of the Sandringham Estate and looks out across the sea.
The Queen was accompanied by her bloodstock and racing adviser, John Warren, as she drove a Range Rover across the Sandringham Estate. The Queen takes a incredible interest in bloodstock breeding and is often rewarded with success on the racecourse. The Queen has claimed over 1600 race wins and has owned hundreds of race horses over the years.
Sandringham Estate is a much loved country retreat of Her Majesty The Queen and the entire Royal Family. It has been the private home of four generations of British monarchs since 1862.
Her Majesty The Queen recently attended the Royal Windsor Horse Show which is now in its 77th year.
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