New photos: Even the Queen needs a holiday! 27



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After hosting the annual Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace yesterday, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have begun their personal holidays. The pair boarded a train to Sandringham overnight, proving they’re just like us (or perhaps not!)

As she boarded the 10.44am train from London’s King Cross Station, Her Majesty smiled and waved to onlookers. She climbed into a first-class carriage that had been cordoned off for private use for days. Sandringham is the Queen’s official winter seat, and preferred Christmas holiday destination.

What are your plans for the Christmas holidays? Do you have a favourite place to spend the holidays? Doesn’t the Queen still look elegant as ever?

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  1. She wasn’t travelling overnight Sandringham is in Norfolk, not too far away. She needs a holiday anyway and I hope she enjoys her Christmas.

  2. Love them or hate them the Royal Family are a institution. The queen is a tireless worker and has to meet all kinds of people with charm and grace, even if she doesn’t like them. Then there are the formal events some of which she probably rather not attend. I would hate her job even with the perks! The Americans in particular love the pomp and ceremony that goes with the Royal Family. For many U.S. Visitors a glimpse of royalty can make their holiday.

  3. I guess the cost of security and of keeping a carriage cordoned off for days makes it a frightfully expensive publicity ploy to make public transport seem their preferred mode of travel. Would be a lot cheaper to go in an armoured car or even like Bronnie did in an helicopter. Hope they have a great Christmas.

  4. even though as a carer im not seen as a worker i will still be a carer 24/7 we dont get a break from ‘ work ‘ cos we dont work

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