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Sandringham WI's best-known, long-serving member returns for annual meeting

The Queen outside West Newton village hall for her annual meeting with the WI Credit: Press Association.

The lure of tea and cakes has once again brought the Queen to her local Women's Institute meeting in West Norfolk.

Each year, Her Royal Highness visits the Sandringham branch at West Newton village hall as part of her winter stay in the county.

She has now been a member of the group for nearly 75 years, having joined in 1943 when she was still Princess Elizabeth.

Wearing a pink coat and carrying a black handbag, she arrived in a Range Rover and was greeted by Yvonne Browne, vice-president of the Sandringham WI.

The Queen outside West Newton village hall for her annual meeting with the WI Credit: Press Association.

This year's guest speaker was regional BBC news presenter Susie Fowler-Watt. Ms Fowler-Watt's daughter Lola, who is 12, came along to hand a posy to the Queen.

The BBC Look East presenter said: "I was very surprised, first of all, to be invited and just incredibly honoured and excited.

"It's a wonderful thing to be asked to do."

Past speakers have included actress Penelope Keith, TV presenter Julia Bradbury and historian Lucy Worsley.