Memories of the Royal Family's Christmas visits to Sandringham
- Credit: Paul John Bayfield
The Queen is not be spending Christmas in Sandringham this year and will instead stay in Windsor, breaking her traditional trip to the Norfolk estate.
This is the second year that the Queen has cancelled her Christmas trip. The move was described as a "personal decision made after careful consideration."
Many people will have memories of visiting the St Mary Magdalene Church on Christmas Day to greet the Royal Family as they visit for the festive service.
They began spending their Christmas break in Norfolk in 1988 when Windsor Castle was being re-wired and the tradition was set to continue this year — until coronavirus intervened.
Christmas Day was often the only day in the year that the whole of the royal family could be seen together. For three decades this unique event would be broadcast to millions around the world.
While the arrival of the Royal Family at King's Lynn station for their annual Christmas and New Year break at Sandringham also provided a tailor-made chance for the public to see them at close range.