Queen Elizabeth Is Turning Her Country Home Into a Drive-In Movie Theater, Here’s What’s Playing
Like everyone else, the British royal family is doing their best to get through these unprecedented times. When the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic began sweeping across the globe in March 2020, Queen Elizabeth II left Buckingham Palace in London to self-isolate at Windsor Castle with Prince Philip.
Since restrictions have eased in the U.K. the queen has gotten back to work doing some socially distant appearances for work and attending her grandaughter, Princess Beatrice’s July wedding. However, she certainly hasn’t returned to work at the pace she’d been at previously.
While Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge have taken over a bulk of the royal duties, the queen is doing her best to help people fill their time. She just turned her country home, Sandringham into a drive-in movie theater.
Queen Elizabeth moved out of Buckingham Palace for good
When the COVID-19 pandemic first began, experts were concerned that it would completely push the queen into retirement. After all, at age 94, the Sovereign Monarch is at an age where she is most susceptible to the effects of the virus.
Now, she’s moved out of her London Estate, Buckingham Place for good. When the queen moved into Windsor Castle in Berkshire, England most people thought it would be temporary. However, the boarded-up windows and the renovations taking place there prove that the queen may never return.
“It is sad that the queen cannot go back to Buckingham Palace,” The Sun’s executive editor Dan Wootton told True Royalty TV. “It is particularly devastating for the queen, in the twilight years of her life when she wants to keep working… It is highly likely that the queen will not live at Buckingham Palace again.”
Queen Elizabeth turned her Sandringham estate into a drive-in movie theater
Still, this hasn’t stopped the queen from being a light for the people in the U.K. even though she can’t be with them in person. She has turned her Christmas estate Sandringham which is located in Norfolk into a drive-in theater.
Thus far, the drive-in has a thrilling selection of titles including, A Star Is Born, Rocketman, Bohemian Rhapsody, and 1917. For the kiddos, there is an array of family-friendly selections including Toy Story and Moana.
For $40 a car, if you have more than two people, Queen Elizabeth II’s drive-in is a pretty good deal. Sandringham will also host more activities as we get into the fall season including a meet-and-greet with the head gardener and apple picking.
You probably won’t see Queen Elizabeth at the movies
If you do decide to venture to Sandrigum for the drive-in, don’t expect to see the queen. She and Prince Philip have moved from Windsor and are currently isolating at Balmoral Castle in Scotland where they typically spend their summer holiday.
As far as Buckingham Palace is concerned, it may be a relic of the past. A royal source told The Sunday Times, “There is a desire to get Buckingham Palace up and running again as a working palace, but only if all the relevant advice suggests that it is appropriate to do so.”