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Old 12-22-2016, 09:49 AM
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Good for them, I hope their have a Happy Christmas time
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Old 12-22-2016, 09:55 AM
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I thought the Queen would not ride in a helicopter.
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Old 12-22-2016, 10:22 AM
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Queen ill heath latest: Queen and Prince Philip leave for Christmas day late after illness | Royal | News | Daily Express

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The Queen and Prince Philip fly off to Sandringham-
https://mobile.twitter.com/MaxFoster...487936/video/1

Royal Standard lowered until Feb 2017-
http://itnsourcenews.com/?SearchTerm...%20Sandringham

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...avy-colds.html
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Old 12-22-2016, 10:50 AM
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@BBCPeterHunt:
The Queen and Prince Philip, who had heavy colds, will fly by helicopter to Sandringham in Norfolk to start their Christmas break-
https://mobile.twitter.com/BBCPeterH...23845112283136

I guess it's best for them to fly there than travel on the train. Hopefully, no one will have a problem with them using the helicopter to fly to Sandringham. Any other royal, people would be doing backflips on the net.
there is a big difference between a 90 year old sovereign and her 95 year old consort flying because they are ill and perfectly fit and healthy 30+ year olds choosing to fly house to house on a regular basis. anyway the most important thing is they are going to be at Sandringham and hopefully feeling better.
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Old 12-22-2016, 11:51 AM
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Members of the public cheered once The Queen and Prince Philip touched down at Sandringham-
https://mobile.twitter.com/RE_DailyM...58577585909760

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there is a big difference between a 90 year old sovereign and her 95 year old consort flying because they are ill and perfectly fit and healthy 30+ year olds choosing to fly house to house on a regular basis. anyway the most important thing is they are going to be at Sandringham and hopefully feeling better.
tommy100, the other members of the family don't fly from house to house on a regular bases. They only do so when it's totally necessary and with the permission of The Queen. She's the only one who approves of such transportation.
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Old 12-22-2016, 12:06 PM
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With two helicopters on lease to HM, The Queen, the cost of the lease is paid regardless whether or not the birds ever leave the ground. HM, known to be frugal, examines the reason for the use of a helicopter, who is using it and where it is transporting to or from before it gets the royal assent.

It is often the complaint that other means of transportation could have been used but do those that complain actually stop and think that perhaps another mode of transportation (such as a public train line) would casue more problems than be a convenience such as security, disruption to the public etc?

I'm happy that the two of them were able to just fly off to Sandringham and have the shortest trip possible between the two places. I can imagine that even with colds, both HM and the DoE feel much, much better being "home" for the holidays and all is as it should be.

Come to think of it, the only time I can really remember seeing HM get into a helicopter was for her grand entrance into the London Olympic Games of 2012 with Daniel Craig. I will never, ever forget that. Classic.
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Old 12-22-2016, 12:08 PM
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There are certainly times, with all royals who use the helicopter, that it can easily be argued it wasn't necessary. But that isn't the point of this discussion

Glad to see the queen and Philip headed home fir Christmas. Though they may not like taking the helicopter, much shorter abd less stressful on them at their age and being sick. Now they are home and can enjoy a quiet family holiday, well as quiet as it can be either all the kids I wonder if Philip will ride with his wife to church instead of walking with the rest of the family.
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Old 12-22-2016, 12:13 PM
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I wonder if Philip will ridevwuth his wife to church instead of walking with the rest of the family.
I'm going to place my bet right now that he walks with the family to church. I would be inclined to believe that Philip takes a page out of Margaret Rhode's recipe book for handling a cold. Nothing cures an ailment better than a brisk walk outside.
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Old 12-22-2016, 12:14 PM
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The Queen took the helicopter to visit Philip in the hospital in Cambridge couple of years ago.
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Old 12-22-2016, 12:25 PM
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Oh you're right! I'd forgotten about that. Thanks!
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Old 12-22-2016, 03:39 PM
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Members of the public cheered once The Queen and Prince Philip touched down at Sandringham-
https://mobile.twitter.com/RE_DailyM...58577585909760



tommy100, the other members of the family don't fly from house to house on a regular bases. They only do so when it's totally necessary and with the permission of The Queen. She's the only one who approves of such transportation.
I know the Queen approves use of the helicopter, I was simply stating that this is different from other times when royal use the helicopter even when they could drive or take the train.

The most important thing IMO is that hopefully its a sign the Queen and Philip are feeling slightly better ready for their Christmas celebrations.
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Old 12-22-2016, 06:53 PM
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I'm glad to hear that HM and Prince Philip have managed to make it to Sandringham - and lovely to hear that they were cheered as they did so, too.
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Old 12-23-2016, 09:45 AM
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With two helicopters on lease to HM, The Queen, the cost of the lease is paid regardless whether or not the birds ever leave the ground. HM, known to be frugal, examines the reason for the use of a helicopter, who is using it and where it is transporting to or from before it gets the royal assent.

It is often the complaint that other means of transportation could have been used but do those that complain actually stop and think that perhaps another mode of transportation (such as a public train line) would casue more problems than be a convenience such as security, disruption to the public etc?

I'm happy that the two of them were able to just fly off to Sandringham and have the shortest trip possible between the two places. I can imagine that even with colds, both HM and the DoE feel much, much better being "home" for the holidays and all is as it should be.

Come to think of it, the only time I can really remember seeing HM get into a helicopter was for her grand entrance into the London Olympic Games of 2012 with Daniel Craig. I will never, ever forget that. Classic.
That was absolutely incredible and I'll bet HM really enjoyed doing it.
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Old 12-24-2016, 06:49 AM
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Had read about the delay abut not the eventual outcome, so good news!

If that (epic journey) was her last 'choper ride shame on the rest of them!
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Old 12-26-2016, 04:51 AM
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Queen Elizabeth forced to miss Christmas Day church service with 'heavy cold'. The Queen has spent Christmas at the royal couple's country home, Sandringham House in Norfolk, every year since 1988 and has not missed a Christmas Day service during that time.
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Old 12-26-2016, 06:31 AM
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Philip was out and about, so on the mend. I didn't know it was "only" since 1988 that Christmas at Sandringham commenced.
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Old 12-26-2016, 01:36 PM
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Philip was out and about, so on the mend. I didn't know it was "only" since 1988 that Christmas at Sandringham commenced.

Christmas at Sandringham was a tradition under George V and George VI, as well as in the Queen's early reign. At some point she started doing Christmas at Windsor, and you can find videos/pictures of the family leaving St Georges' Chapel on Christmas Day between 81-87 on Google.
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Old 01-01-2017, 05:36 AM
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Official Statement from Buckingham Palace-
The Queen is Unable to attend the New Year's Day Church Service at Sandringham:
https://mobile.twitter.com/PA/status/815490166970347520

She's still battling the heavy cold.
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Christmas at Sandringham was a tradition under George V and George VI, as well as in the Queen's early reign. At some point she started doing Christmas at Windsor, and you can find videos/pictures of the family leaving St Georges' Chapel on Christmas Day between 81-87 on Google.
I think the Queen and her immediate family use to travel to Sandringham sometime after Christmas Day to be there well before New Year's Eve anyway, so when they stopped going to Windsor they simply went to Sandringham earlier. It does show IMO though how easy it is for people to see something as the 'always done' tradition, most people now probably think the RF has always celebrated Christmas Day at Sandringham
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