Queen and Prince Philip to come back to Sandringham next week
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are to return to the Sandringham Estate next week, a royal spokesman announced last night.
The statement said that the couple will depart from Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Monday "to spend time privately on the Sandringham Estate".
It went on to say that "subject to the finalisation of the autumn programme .... Her Majesty's intention is to return to Windsor Castle in October and to resume the use of Buckingham Paace for selected audiences and engagements".
It has been reported that the Queen and Prince Philip will be staying in Wood Farm, at Wolferton, where the Duke has spent much of the past few years before going to be with the Queen at Windsor at the start of the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.
Sandringham House and grounds remains open to the public until Tuesday, October 6.
Royal watchers described the move to come to Norfolk in September as highly unusual for the Queen. The Queen and the Duke always spend Christmas and New Year on the estate, departing in early February.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have spent much of the lockdown at Anmer Hall on the estate, with their three young children.