The Queen and Prince Philip Take the Train to Norfolk, Ready For a Very Busy Royal Christmas
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh arrived at King's Lynn station on Thursday, on their way to Sandringham where they will spend Christmas with the royal family (including new addition Meghan Markle). The couple famously take the train from London King's Cross to the Norfolk town every year, commandeering a first class carriage of a standard Great Northern train service.
Dressed in one of her trademark bright-coloured coats, topped with a headscarf (well, one wouldn't want to mess up one's perfect hairdo) the Queen led the way as she stepped off the train. Her husband of 70 years followed behind, having clearly caught up with a spot of reading on the one-hour-and-40-minute journey: he was seen holding a copy of Frank Zollner's Michelangelo: The Complete Paintings, Sculptures and Architecture as he stepped off the train.
From King's Lynn, it's just a short drive to Sandringham House, where the Queen will add a few final decorations to her Christmas tree before the rest of the family arrives.