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Pictures: Queen joins commuters on train to Norfolk

The Queen arrives on the 12.21 train into King's Lynn, Norfolk Credit: ITV News Anglia / Seb White

The Queen has arrived for her annual Christmas holiday at Sandringham in Norfolk by joining rail commuters on the 12.21 train into King's Lynn.

The Great Northern train left King's Cross in London at 10.44am.

It's a regular annual journey for the Queen as the Royal family gather for the festivities on their Norfolk estate.

The Queen and the rest of the Royal family traditionally spend every Christmas on their Sandringham estate. Credit: ITV News Anglia

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Prince Charles joins budding young scientists during visit to Essex

Prince Charles visiting the University of Essex in Colchester Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Prince of Wales has been joining a thousand budding scientists in Essex as part of a royal visit.

He's been at the Big Bang Fair in Colchester, which demonstrates the importance of science to youngsters.

Prince Charles has been seeing how cow-tracking technology can improve the animals' welfare and how a computer game is being used to model Alzheimer's disease.

Harry's high praise for Suffolk-based RAF squadron

Prince Harry has been in Suffolk today meeting service personnel and their families at RAF Honington near Bury St Edmunds.

He was there to present a new standard to No 26 Squadron RAF regiment. During his visit he praised the RAF squadron for the vital role it plays in preparing for terrorist attacks in the UK.

His visit comes as troops leave Afghanistan after 10 years of conflict.

Click below to watch a report by Sarah Beecroft:

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