The Queen jumps on a train to London

Her Majesty is returning home from her Christmas break in Sandringham

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The Queen wears a mint-green coat and a patterned headscarf as she waits for the train back to London following her Christmas break in Sandringham, Norfolk.

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Despite suffering with a heavy cold before Christmas she was hard at work as she caught the train down from her home in Sandringham to London today.

The 90-year-old, who has just marked her Sapphire Jubilee was seen with her briefcase open as she caught the 10.54 from King's Lynn to King's Cross after spending Christmas and New Year at Sandringham in Norfolk.

Queen returns to London by train
The monarch returns to London every year after Accession Day


Queen returns to London by train
She seemed happy despite suffering from a heavy cold over Christmas

Queen returns to London by train
The Queen makes her way on board as staff carry her bags

Queen returns to London by train
She returned without the Duke of Edinburgh

Queen returns to London by train
The Queen chatted to a friend during the journey

The Queen, who was wearing a green coat and headscarf, was seen chatting to a friend during the 90-minute journey as the Duke of Edinburgh did not travel with her but instead was 'spending some time privately' according to Buckingham Palace.

She returns to Buckingham Palace every year after Accession Day on February 6, the anniversary of her taking the throne on the death of her father.

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