Queen Elizabeth II looked business chic as she boarded a train from Kings Lynn to Kings Cross after her extended Christmas break in her country home in Sandringham Estate in Norfolk Monday. Moving away from her trademark pastel shades, Elizabeth opted for a toned down gray coat. She covered up in warm clothes for the chilly weather.
The 89-year-old royal sported a dark gray below-the-knee coat with polka dot patterns with a matching dress. Elizabeth paired her outfit with silver patterned headscarf and smart black patent brogues. She also carried a black leather handbag.
The British monarch chatted happily to the station manager, who escorted her to the first class carriage on the 10.54 a.m. service out of Kings Lynn. “It’s an honour to have her use the train service. I asked her if she enjoyed her stay in Norfolk, to which she said she did,” said station manager Graeme Pratt, talking to the local publication Eastern Daily Press.
The queen, who will usher in her 90th birthday on April 21, put up at her Sandringham home along with her husband Prince Philip for over seven weeks. The royal couple traveled to Norfolk just before Christmas. They celebrated the festivities along with other family members, including Kate Middleton and Prince William.
Elizabeth also marked a low-key Accession day Saturday. It marked 64 years on the throne and also coincides with the death anniversary of her father. Elizabeth and Philip usually spend the day at Buckingham Palace.
The royal will celebrate her milestone birthday this year with free cupcakes for all visitors at Balmoral Castle. Caterers on the Aberdeenshire estate can expect to serve around 543 complimentary bakes on April 21. The estate is visited by around 70,000 in a four-month season.
Meanwhile, the queen will also open the gates of the Royal Deeside estate to the public for one night only on May 15. Her official birthday week will be celebrated in June with a huge street party and a Patron’s Lunch at the Mall.