The Queen attends Sandringham WI meeting at West Newton

The Queen visits West Newton WI - The Queen arrives greated by Yvonne Brown. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The Queen visits West Newton WI - The Queen arrives greated by Yvonne Brown. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The Queen enjoyed tea and cake with members of the Women's Institute as she made her annual visit to the Sandringham branch.

The Queen visits West Newton WI - TV presenter Sian Williams arrives. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The Queen visits West Newton WI - TV presenter Sian Williams arrives. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Each year the Queen visits WI members at West Newton village hall as part of her winter stay on the Norfolk estate.

Wearing royal blue, she was greeted by the National Anthem sung by about 25 members as she arrived in a green Range Rover.

She was joined by BBC and Channel Five presenter Sian Williams, this year's guest speaker.

She said: 'When I got the call from the branch chairwoman Yvonne Brown, I wasn't sure I could make it because of work commitments.

Queen Elizabeth II arrives at West Newton village hall in Norfolk, as she attends a meeting of the S

Queen Elizabeth II arrives at West Newton village hall in Norfolk, as she attends a meeting of the Sandringham WI of which she is president. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday January 21, 2016. See PA story ROYAL Queen. Photo credit should read: Chris Radburn/PA Wire - Credit: PA

'Then she pointed out it was an invitation from the president, the Queen, and I didn't feel I could say no.

'I'm very nervous as it's the smallest but most intimidating audience I'll ever speak in front of.

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'Last time I met the Queen I didn't know whether to nod or curtsy or bow so did all three. This time I better get it right.'

This year there had been speculation the Duchess of Cambridge - who lives with the Duke of Cambridge and their two children at nearby Anmer Hall - would join the meeting on Thursday but there was no sign of her as the Queen arrived shortly before 3pm.

Queen Elizabeth II arrives at West Newton village hall in Norfolk, as she attends a meeting of the S

Queen Elizabeth II arrives at West Newton village hall in Norfolk, as she attends a meeting of the Sandringham WI of which she is president. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday January 21, 2016. See PA story ROYAL Queen. Photo credit should read: Chris Radburn/PA Wire - Credit: PA

It came after Kate last year wrote to the branch expressing an interest in joining.

TV presenter Sian Williams arrives at Newton village hall in Norfolk, as she attends a meeting of th

TV presenter Sian Williams arrives at Newton village hall in Norfolk, as she attends a meeting of the Sandringham WI as the guest speaker. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday January 21, 2016. See PA story ROYAL Queen. Photo credit should read: Chris Radburn/PA Wire - Credit: PA