About 200 people gathered to catch a glimpse of the Queen as she arrived for her first church service since arriving at her Sandringham retreat for Christmas.

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The Duke of Edinburgh arrived at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham on foot before Her Majesty - wearing a full-length dark pink coat and hat - arrived in a Range Rover.

She turned and waved to the crowd before going in and emerged from the service after approximately 45mins, where a queue of children from 1st Hunstanton Scout Group were waiting to give her flowers.

Liam Nicol, leader of the scout section, said: “It was hard to contain their excitement. They’ll remember this for years to come.”

Phillipa Poignand’s daughter Sophia, 5, was one of those who got to meet the Monarch. The 47-year-old - who travelled from Jersey - said it was a “real honour” for her and her family to see the Queen.

Peter Darley, 18, from Spalding in Lincolnshire, said it was “wonderful to see the Queen in person”.

3 comments

  • Well done EDP, another non-news story, pandering to the monarchy.

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    Toxteth O'Grady

    Sunday, December 22, 2013

  • thank you EDP, always lovely to see the Royal Family here in Norfolk, a few more pics would have been nice though, looking forward to the Christmas Day ones! :)

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    catalonia13

    Monday, December 23, 2013

  • Well said Toxteth! Whilst people are turfed outta their homes, and the rise in foodbanks continues, we'll always have the freaky Windsors to distract the cap doffers!

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    Bobby Stranger

    Sunday, December 22, 2013

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