In pictures: The Queen attends church in Sandringham with members of the Royal Family
- Credit: Ian Burt
A delighted crowd was treated to a bigger-than-usual Royal party as the Queen attended Sunday service at Sandringham church.
Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge all attended the service at St Mary Magdalene church today, but Prince George and Princess Charlotte were left at home.
The Queen, who wore an ivory coat, arrived in a Bentley and the Rector of Sandringham Canon Jonathan Riviere welcomed the family as they made their way into the church.
The Princess Royal, wearing a bright red jacket and matching feathered hat, her husband Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurance and the Duke of Edinburgh led the way from Sandringham House to church at just before 11am.
They were followed by Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall, who were not present at the Christmas Day service, the Earl of Wessex, his wife the Countess of Wessex and their children Lady Louise and Viscount Severn and the Duke of York with his daughter Princess Beatrice.
After the service, which was broadcast to the crowd of around 300 people, the Bishop of Norwich walked with the Queen to her car.
Prayers were given for those involved in violence in Syria, Iraq and Palestine during the service and for those affected by the flooding in northern England.
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A collection was made for The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House.
Hayley Willows, 21 of Wisbech, said the Duke of Edinburgh spoke to her as he walked past.
Ms Willows, who was wearing bright-coloured Wellington boots, said the Duke told her 'at least someone is dressed for the weather'.
'He spoke to me, I was just standing there, it was a real surprise. He looked fit and well.'
Three-year-old Evie Bycroft's day was made when the Duchess of Cambridge accepted some daffodils she held out to her.
Her mother Emma, of Croxley Green in Hertfordshire, said: 'Kate said 'they are beautiful thank you.''
Evie's cousin Pippa Bembridge, nine, also gave the Duchess of Cambridge some daffodils, which were bought by their grandfather Richard Bycroft.
Julie Grainger, 55 of Newmarket, said: 'We have been coming for 20 years and they were the most Royals we have ever seen.'