The Queen arrived at Sandringham on Wednesday. Image: Geoff Robinson Photography

The Queen arrives in Sandringham ahead of 96th birthday celebration

On Wednesday, the Queen was photographed arriving at Sandringham, her Norfolk estate, ahead of her birthday on Thursday.

On April 21st, the monarch will turn 96, and in a touching tribute to her late husband, Prince Philip, she is expected to spend her stay at Wood Farm on the estate, where the Prince spent much of his retirement.


The Queen arrived at Sandringham on Wednesday. Image: Geoff Robinson Photography


After arriving by helicopter from Windsor, the Queen was photographed being driven to Sandringham.

She was dressed comfortably in a blue gilet over a floral print top, as well as delicate pearl earrings and a flattering pink lipstick.

Her Majesty is expected to observe the day in private, with her official birthday in June being the focus of large celebrations. While this is usually celebrated on the second Saturday of the month, it has been moved this year to June 2 in honor of the Jubilee.


The Cambridges have shared a heartfelt tribute to the Queen on her 96th birthday (Photo: Instagram)


After missing the Easter Sunday service with her family over the weekend and asking Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall to stand in for her at the traditional Maundy Thursday service earlier in the week, royal watchers will no doubt be relieved to see the Queen on the move.

The Queen did, however, spend Easter with some of her beloved family members, as evidenced by a video from the weekend, in which she was seen with Princess Beatrice, Beatrice’s husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, their daughter Sienna, and Edoardo’s son Wolfie from a previous relationship.


A new photo of the monarch has been released to mark her milestone (Photo: Pinterest)


Following the Easter service at the chapel, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their three children stayed at Windsor Castle and spent time with the Queen. Maria Borrallo, the children’s nanny, joined them.

Last week, the 95-year-old was also paid a visit by his grandson Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, who were passing through the Netherlands on their way to the Invictus Games.

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