Queen's 'happiness and hope' for future after Prince George birth

The Queen has spoken about Prince George in her Christmas broadcast, saying his birth helped to renew "happiness and hope" for the future.

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Royal Family in good spirits at Sandringham service

Prince George stayed in the warm as the Royal Family attended their traditional Christmas Day church service.

It was a full house at Sandringham as four generations gathered for the festivities on the Norfolk estate.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for the traditional Christmas Day church service at St Mary Magdalene Church. Credit: PA

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge looked relaxed as they made the journey to St Mary Magdalene Church on foot holding hands. But there was no sign of Prince George as temperatures stayed just above freezing.

A bearded Prince Harry arrives at the service. Credit: PA

One member of the crowd shouted: "Where's the baby?"

Wearing a tartan Alexander McQueen coat and hat by Gina Foster, Kate smiled and waved to the crowds.

The Duke of Edinburgh walked unaided to the service. Credit: PA

In 2011, Prince Philip was absent from many public appearances after being admitted to hospital for a heart operation.

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