The Queen to open Sandringham as a drive-in cinema and tickets only cost £32.50 per car

But the Queen’s vast Sandringham estate will host socially-distanced Covid-safe open air movie nights by car.

The movie deal will earn the Queen slightly less than Harry and Meg’s eye-watering contract with tickets costing £32.50 per car.

Sandringham movie nights kick off on September 25th with WWI drama 1917 followed by Elton John biopic Rocketman.

Other drive-in movies this month include Toy Story, The Greatest Showman, Moana, Grease and A Star Is Born.

In a nod to the estate’s royal owner there will also be a screening of Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.

The Royal Family has lost an estimated £18million this summer from shutting tourist sites.

The estate says: “Enjoy your favourite movie from the comfort of your car in the wonderful setting of Sandringham Country Park.

“We have selected some great street food vendors to join us at each performance.

“Upgrade your ticket for just £7.50 to add deckchair, table, popcorn and separate area to the side of your vehicle.” 

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are at Balmoral and not expected to return to Sandringham until Christmas.

Ticket sales will go straight into royal coffers as the house is privately owned by the Queen.

The royals have lost millions of pounds from tourism this summer due to Covid–19 lockdown.

Windsor Castle reopened last month and Buckingham Palace summer opening which earns millions for the Royal Collection Trust was cancelled.

The annual Sovereign Grant deal which determines how much the royal family get from the taxpayers was postponed during the summer.

The financial settlement is to be announced this month.

Windsor Castle’s quadrangle was used three years ago to host a screening of Mamma Mia! for 500 staff and their guests.