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Royals attend Christmas Eve service at Sandringham

Queen Elizabeth II leaves after attending the morning church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/PA Images

The Queen and members of the Royal Family have attended the Christmas Eve service on the Sandingham Estate in Norfolk.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh arrived in Norfolk for her annual Christmas break aboard the 10.44 train from King's Cross into King's Lynn on Thursday.

The Queen usually stays on her estate in West Norfolk until early February carrying out a number of engagements in the local area.

The Queen leaves after attending the morning church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/PA Images
The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duke of York arriving to attend the morning church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/PA Images

Her Majesty is a member of the Sandringham WI and attends the annual meeting in the New Year.

It is thought that more than 20 of her children, grand children and great-grandchildren will be joining her on her Norfolk estate this Christmas, including Prince Harry's new fiancee Meghan Markle.

The Princess Royal and her husband Sir Timothy Laurence arriving to attend the morning church service at Sandringham, Norfolk. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/PA Images
Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and Lady Louise Windsor, leave after attending the morning church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/PA Images
The Earl of Wessex arriving to attend the morning church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/PA Images
Queen Elizabeth II leaves after attending the morning church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/PA Images