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Diamond Jubilee display at Queen's Norfolk home

by Natalie Gray

This Easter weekend many cards will be flying around the country but last year's Diamond Jubilee saw more than 100,000 cards going to just one person.

Many of the handmade cards the Queen got from well-wishers during her Jubilee year are now on display at her Norfolk country retreat of Sandringham.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Natalie Gray and Sandringham House's Helen Walch


Queen's Jubilee cards on display at Sandringham

The royal residence at Sandringham in Norfolk is putting on display some of the 100,000 cards which were sent to the Queen to mark her Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

The cards are all handmade in a wide variety of materials and styles and the exhibition organisers say they are testament to their makers’ creativity and skill.

Sandringham House, Museum and Gardens open to the public on Saturday 30 March.

One of the handmade cards send to the Queen to mark her Diamond Jubilee Credit: ITV Anglia / Natalie Gray
One of the more than 100,000 cards on display this Easter weekend at Sandringham Credit: ITV Anglia / Natalie Gray

WI welcomes VIP

The Queen visits Sandringham WI every January Credit: ITV Anglia

The WI in Sandringham is expecting to welcome its most famous member today.

Every January the Norfolk branch of the Women's Institute invites its president, Her Majesty The Queen. She is due to attend a special branch meeting later this afternoon.

Extension for royal home?

A planning application has been submitted for what's rumoured to be the future country home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge when they have their first child. Anmer Hall is a grade two listed building on the Royal Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.

The plans include re-routing the driveway and building more accommodation. A decision on the plans is expected in March but council officials say full details may not be made public for security reasons. Buckingham Palace has refused to comment on the claims.


Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to get Norfolk home

The Duke and Duchess in Cambridge this November Credit: ITV Anglia

It's thought the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - seen here on their visit to the city they're named after in November - will be given Anmer Hall on the Sandringham estate.

The couple are expecting their first baby later this year.

Anmer Hall in Sandringham Credit: ITV Anglia

The late Georgian country house is just two miles east of the Queen's Sandringham House and was once home to the Duke and Duchess of Kent. It's currently leased out to a tenant.

The 20,000-acre Sandringham estate near King's Lynn in Norfolk has been owned by the Queen since her accession in 1952 and by the Royal Family since 1862.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh stay in the main house every Christmas with the rest of the Royal Family.

Anniversary appeal over teenager's death

Anniversary appeal over teenager's death
Anniversary appeal over teenager's death

A year on from the discovery of a teenager's body on the Royal Estate at Sandringham, detectives are making a fresh appeal for information about her death.

Seventeen-year-old Alisa Dmitrijeva went missing from her home in Wisbech in August 2011. Her remains were found by a dog walker on farmland at Anmer, near Sandringham, on New Year's Day 2012.

Norfolk Police are especially keen to hear from anyone with information on her movements in the King's Lynn and Wisbech areas between 30 August and 6 September 2011.

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