Queen's Christmas message

The Queen said she had been "humbled" by the huge crowds who celebrated her Jubilee year in her Christmas Day message, which was filmed in 3D for the first time.

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William, Kate and Harry absent from Royal gathering

Christmas celebrations will have a different feel for the Royal Family today with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry absent from the traditional Sandringham festivities.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Credit: Press Association

Prince William and his pregnant wife are instead spending the day with the Middletons in Bucklebury in Berkshire. Prince Harry is serving as an Apache pilot in Afghanistan.

Prince Harry seen in September at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan Credit: Press Association

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