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Queen cancels Christmas travel plans

The Queen has cancelled her Christmas travel plans to Sandringham today, due to a heavy cold.

In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh have heavy colds, and so have decided not to travel to Sandringham today.”

Her Majesty was expected to leave London today by train, however, that will not now happen.

The Queen’s security in London and Norfolk has been stood down, with the Royal Standard flying at Buckingham Palace, indicating that The Queen will remain in her residence.

On Tuesday, The Queen hosted a traditional pre-Christmas dinner for members of her extended family at Buckingham Palace. She was then scheduled to leave London on Wednesday.

The travel plans to Sandringham were cancelled at the last minute due to The Queen and Prince Philip’s cold.

Some royal sources have suggested that The Queen may now travel to Sandringham on Thursday instead.

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