The Queen arrived at Sandringham today for her first extended stay since Prince Philip’s death.
The Queen, 95, traveled by helicopter from Windsor Castle to Norfolk residence.
She was later seen wearing a beige coat and bird-print headscarf being brought into the house.
The Queen is expected to stay at Sandringham “for several weeks” on a particularly poignant pilgrimage.
It is believed that she will rest in peace in Wood farm, where her beloved husband Prince Philip spent his retirement.
The Queen has traveled at least twice to Sandringham since Philip passed away last April but this is her first extended vacation.
The King is said to have plans to privately pay tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh and her father on the 70th anniversary of his death.
George VI died on June 6, 1952 – bringing the Queen to the throne at the age of 25.
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She usually spends Christmas in Sandringham but was forced to abandon her travel plans in December due to Covid.
A royal insider said: “Celebrating the day she changed from Princess Elizabeth to Queen Elizabeth is clearly a very proud and important moment for her every year.
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“This year, she will mark 70 years on the throne and is very much looking forward to hosting a four-day party for the country in June.
“But the anniversary of her becoming Queen on February 6, 1952 is also tinged with grief because it was the moment she lost her father.
“The Queen has always wanted to be at Sandringham where he died and Joining Day this year was no different.
“She will be there at Sandringham. The Queen wants to spend it in somber reflection.
“There will be a time for the nation and the Queen to mark an important milestone but it was important to her to be at Sandringham on Accession Day and mark it privately.”
The Queen is only 25 years old and on holiday in Kenya with Prince Philip when King George VI died.
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