Queen Elizabeth’s winter break in Sandringham has come to an end

By Erin Hill
Updated February 07, 2017 10:24 AM
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Queen Elizabeth’s winter break in Sandringham has come to an end.

Just one day after marking her Sapphire Jubilee — which makes her the first British monarch to reach 65 years on the throne — the Queen boarded a train at King’s Lynn station in Norfolk on Tuesday.

Looking cheerful in a bright lime green coat and colorful scarf, the Queen appeared fully recovered from the heavy cold that forced her to miss her annual public train ride to Sandringham in December.

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The Queen has seemed in good spirits over the past couple weeks. In January, she took tea with friends during her annual low-key visit to her local Women’s Institute in Norfolk. And she was seen heading to church on a few occasions, easing fears for her health.

She also had a fun run-in with a bare-chested Fijian warrior during her first public engagement of 2017 at the University of East Anglia in Norwich.

On Monday, Buckingham Palace celebrated the Queen’s 65-year milestone by re-releasing a portrait taken by British photographer David Bailey where the monarch is wearing a suite of sapphire jewels she received as a wedding day gift from her father, King George VI, in 1947.

Credit: David Bailey © 2017

She spent the day privately at Sandringham with the minimum of fuss as it’s a day tinged with poignancy as it’s also the anniversary of the death of her father.