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Thousands joins Royals at Sandringham Flower Show

The Duchess of Cornwall sniffs roses as she and the Prince of Wales toured the annual Sandringham Flower Show in Norfolk. Credit: Richard Pohle/The Times/PA Wire

More showers across the Anglia region in what seems to be turning into a bit of a soggy summer but that is good news for the garden.

Thousands of gardening enthusiasts from across the country have been descending on the Queen's Norfolk estate for some top tips at the Sandringham Flower Show

Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall also turned out for what's become an annual occasion in the diary of the royals.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Liz Summers

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A royal 'get well soon' for Sandringham regular Mary

Mary Relph with her flowers and note from the Duchess of Cornwall. Credit: Archant

A regular royal watcher who did not make it to Sandringham this Christmas has received a bunch of flowers from the Duchess of Cornwall.

Mary Relph, who is a familiar face at the estate every time the royal family are there, was in hospital recovering from a major operation.

But her absence did not go unnoticed.

The Duchess of Cornwall sent her a bunch of flowers with a card saying: "Dear Mary, these come with many healing thoughts for a speedy recovery. All my best wishes, Camilla."

Mary Relph with her note from the Duchess of Cornwall. Credit: Archant.

A Queen's park ranger: Prince Harry stars in festive football match

Prince Harry in action Credit: Jason Bye/PA Wire

Prince Harry showed off his football skills when he joined Norfolk villagers for a Christmas Eve football match.

Harry is spending part of the festive period with other members of the Royal Family who are enjoying a traditional break at the Queen's private Norfolk estate of Sandringham.

He played in the same fixture last year for the Sandringham estate workers who took on villagers from neighbouring Castle Rising.

Harry was a key member of the team, making tackles and getting involved in the action.

Harry's team ran out easy winners.

Harry clears the all Credit: Jason Bye/PA Wire

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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Queen 'delighted' with news of new great-grandchild

The Queen is said to be 'delighted' by the news that Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second child.

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Kate suffering severe morning sickness with second child

The Duchess of Cambridge is suffering from severe morning sickness, the palace has said, after announcing her second pregnancy. The Duchess was admitted to hospital during her first pregnancy when she was carrying Prince George.

The Duchess was admitted to hospital early in her last pregnancy when she was carrying Prince George. Credit: Anwar Hussein/Anwar Hussein/EMPICS Entertainment

A Palace statement said: "As with her first pregnancy, The Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Her Royal Highness will no longer accompany The Duke of Cambridge on their planned engagement in Oxford today. The Duchess is being treated by doctors at Kensington Palace."

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