The Queen said to be 'committed' to Sandringham at Christmas
The Queen is reported to be "totally committed" to returning to Sandringham for Christmas after a year away, despite her recent ill health.
Her Majesty is presently at Windsor Castle having been told to rest after ill health, meaning she is not attending the COP26 summit in Glasgow in person.
In 2020, Covid meant that she and the rest of the Royal Family did not spend Christmas at Sandringham, the first time she had missed celebrating the season there since 1988.
Reports in the national press today said that not only is the Queen expecting to be back at Sandringham in December but that she may be joined by her grandson Prince Harry.
The Duke of Sussex was said to be keen for the Queen to meet her great-granddaughter Lilibet - named after Her Majesty - for the first time. He would be travelling with wife Meghan and their son Archie.
This will be her first Christmas since Prince Philip died in April. Sandringham will carry many memories as that was his beloved home for the later part of his life.
The continuing legal case against Prince Andrew in the United States, however, may cast another cloud over festivities. He has kept a low profile in recent months, mainly staying at Balmoral in Scotland.