Nostalgia - the Queen and Royal Family at Sandringham on Christmas Day
- Credit: Archant library
Thousands will turn out to see the Queen and members of the Royal Family when they attend the Christmas Day service at Sandringham.
The gathering of well-wishers outside the tiny church near King's Lynn has been a much-loved Norfolk tradition for generations, as these pictures from our archives show.
Royals exchange festive greetings with the crowds which line the paths as they walk from the house the half mile or so to church.
The service is broadcast to those gathered outside via a PA system.
After the service, the Queen and her family sit down for a Christmas lunch of turkey with all the trimmings, before watching the monarch's Christmas Speech with millions around the world.
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