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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.

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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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

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.
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