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Queen arrives in Sandringham later than planned

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The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh have arrived in Norfolk for their Christmas break a day later than planned.

Instead of travelling by train the Royal couple made the journey from Buckingham Palace to Sandringham by helicopter.

The Queen and Prince Philip were forced to delay the trip because of heavy colds but were well enough to travel today.

They will spend their traditional Christmas on the estate in west Norfolk with other members of the Royal Family.

In past years the couple have joined commuters on the train from King's Cross to King's Lynn.

Queen delays trip to Sandringham because of heavy cold

The Queen was expected to travel to Sandringham today for the start of her Christmas break. Credit: PA

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh have heavy colds and have decided not to travel to Sandringham today, Buckingham Palace has said.

They were expected to go by train to King's Lynn and then on to her nearby Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

The royal couple instead stayed at Buckingham Palace.

There was a police presence at the station this morning, but the officers later left.

Queen's long Christmas break in Norfolk comes to an end

The Queen at King's Lynn station as she left Norfolk to return to London. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire.

The Queen's Christmas break in Norfolk as come to an end - as she today boarded a train bound for London.

She was photographed walking along the platform at King's Lynn station before joining other passengers on the journey to King's Cross.

The Queen arrived at the Sandringham Estate in the middle of December and has made a number of public appearances during her seven-week stay, including attending a ceremony honouring those who died in the Gallipoli campaign.

The Queen boards at train at King's Lynn station. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire.

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Norfolk student meets the Queen and is given an award

A Norfolk student has received an award at Sandringham House from none other than the Queen.

Hannah Hodges, who's 19 was joined by her parents and younger sister Niamh to get the award for outstanding academic achievement.

It's the 151 year that a monarch has awarded a gold medal to a student from King Edward VII Academy in King's Lynn.

Click below to watch a report by ITV news Anglia's Tanya Mercer.

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