The Royal Family at Sandringham on Christmas Day

Thousands of well wishers were at Sandringham in Norfolk today to see the Queen and the Royal Family attend a Christmas Day service.

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Thousands at Sandringham to see the Royal family

Prince George enjoyed a "lovely" first Christmas but stayed in the warm as the Royal Family attended their traditional Christmas Day church service. It was a full house at Sandringham as four generations gathered for the festivities on the Norfolk estate.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge looked relaxed as they made the journey to St Mary Magdalene Church on foot. But there was no sign of Prince George as temperatures stayed just above freezing. As the Duchess left the service, she stopped to chat to Cicely Howard, 75, from Great Yarmouth.

"She told me he was having a lovely day but was more interested in the wrapping paper than the presents," Ms Howard said.

William told the crowd: "We've had a good morning with George and I can't wait until next year when he's bigger."

Kate was seen curtseying to the Queen, who wore a burnt orange cashmere Stewart Parvin coat, fur hat and a diamond broach, as the family attended a private service earlier in the morning.

Prince Harry was still sporting a beard from his trip to the Arctic with the charity Walking With the Wounded.

The Duke of York accompanied the Duke of Edinburgh as they led the foot procession. Eight-months pregnant Zara Phillips chose to travel by car with the Queen while her husband, Mike Tindall, walked alongside Peter Phillips as part of one of the longest Christmas Day processions of recent years.

About 3,000 well-wishers gathered outside the church to watch them arrive. Watch moving pictures of the Royal family at the service:

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