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Duke of Edinburgh and Duchess of Cornwall miss Christmas Day service

Hundreds of well-wishers turned out to see the royal family attend the Christmas Day church service on the Sandringham estate, but the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duchess of Cornwall were missing.

Philip and Camilla did not join the rest of the royals as they made the short walk from the Queen's Sandringham home to the nearby church of St Mary Magdalene.

The Queen attending the Christmas Day morning church service Credit: PA Wire

It is understood the duke is in good health and will spend the day relaxing privately.

Camilla missed an appearance at the Olympia Horse Show last week due to a heavy cold and is believed to be still recovering from the bug.

The Prince of Wales arriving to attend the Christmas Day morning church service Credit: PA Wire

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Duke and Duchess of Sussex led the way with the Prince of Wales.

Kate and Meghan walked side by side along the path that led to the church, talking together as they went.

The Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex arriving to attend the Christmas Day morning church service Credit: PA Wire

Hundreds of royal fans braved the chilly conditions to catch a glimpse of members of the monarchy who traditionally spend part of the festive period with the Queen at Sandringham.

Many had brought bouquets of flowers or had got in the Christmas spirit by wearing Santa hats.

Crowds waiting to see the Royal family Credit: ITV Anglia

The Queen arrived in her state limousine with the Duke of York.

Among the well wishers was a mum from West Norfolk who took a photo of the Royal Family last Christmas and says the money she's made from it has changed her life.

Karen Anvil waiting to get a picture of the Royal family Credit: ITV Anglia

Karen Anvil sold the photo of Princes William and Harry and their wives around the world after taking it on her phone.

With the money Karen was able to pay off debts, give up her second job and renovate the house.

She also managed to get her daughter, Rachel, on the path to becoming a nurse at Addenbooke's Hospital