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Queen Elizabeth Announces First Public Engagements

The 93-year-old monarch is about to end her winter stay at Sandringham estate in Norfolk. Next week, she’ll undertake her first official engagements of the new year in King’s Lynn before returning to London. The Queen is set to visit RAF Marham in King’s Lynn on Monday, Feb. 3, in her capacity as Honorary Air Commodore of the station. She’ll also step out Wednesday open the new Wolferton Pumping Station, which protects the area from flooding.

The royal was set to step out last week for her annual tea time with the local Women’s Institute near her Sandringham estate. However, a slight cold forced her to make a last-minute cancellation on her visit.

Queen Elizabeth traditionally stays at Sandringham until Feb. 6, the date her father King George VI died in 1952 and she became the new monarch.

Although the Queen hasn’t made any official public outings yet this year (she has been spotted heading to church each week), she’s had a busy start to the year due to family drama. This year’s countryside escape was interrupted by grandson Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s shocking announcement that they intended to step back as senior members of the royal family. The Queen called Prince Harry along with his father Prince Charles and brother Prince William to an emergency meeting at Sandringham to discuss the matter. People reported.

On JANUARY 23, 2020, The Queen pulled out of traditional WI meeting due to illness.

The Queen pulled out of traditional WI meeting due to illness

The Queen typically joins the Sandringham Women's Institute meeting every year – something she has been doing since 1943 – but on Thursday, the 93-year-old was forced to pull out of her annual visit because she has a cold. The monarch usually joins the WI ladies for tea and cake, and then listens to a speech. This year, the speech was delivered by BBC newsreader Huw Edwards. Last year, the royal made headlines during her time with the WI, as she took part in a live game of Pointless, which was hosted by Alexander Armstrong. What's more, her team won in a best-of-five match, and were given a coveted Pointless trophy.

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