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Man collapses as he waits to see the Queen at Sandringham

PUBLISHED: 20:11 07 January 2018 | UPDATED: 09:01 08 January 2018

A man collapses while watching the royals attend a church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham. Photo:: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

A man collapses while watching the royals attend a church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham. Photo:: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

A man collapsed in Sandringham today as he waited to see the Queen and the Royal family leave a church service.

A man collapses while watching the royals attend a church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham. Photo:: Joe Giddens/PA WireA man collapses while watching the royals attend a church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham. Photo:: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

The Royals received a warm welcome at St Mary Magdalene church, where large crowds gathered to see them arrive for an Epiphany service.

But in a dramatic turn one well-wisher was taken ill and collapsed, with a policeman rushing to help.

It is not clear what caused the collapse but paramedics were called and he was covered with a blanket while lying on the ground before being led away.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge accompanied the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh to the service.

HM The Queen at Sandringham Church service.
Picture: ANTONY KELLYHM The Queen at Sandringham Church service. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

William wore a blue trench coat over a suit, white shirt and tie, while pregnant Kate wore a fur hat, gloves and a long brown coat.

Kate’s sister Pippa and her husband James Matthews also attended.

A child holds roses for The Duchess of Cambridge as the Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Edinburgh walk by. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA WireA child holds roses for The Duchess of Cambridge as the Duke of Cambridge and Duke of Edinburgh walk by. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

The Duchess of Cambridge holds roses from a child as she attends a church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA WireThe Duchess of Cambridge holds roses from a child as she attends a church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke of Edinburgh attend a church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA WireThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke of Edinburgh attend a church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

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