The Queen bids farewell to 2017 by attending church at Sandringham with her family

People across the country are still making the most of the Christmas break by spending time with family – and the Queen is no exception.

Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh were joined at church in Sandringham this morning by family members including Sophie and her husband Edward and Princess Anne.

The monarch, 91, brightened up a dull morning in a teal coat with black collar and a matching hat as she was chauffeured to church with her daughter-in-law Sophie Wessex, 52, who looked smart in a checked coat.

Her husband Edward joined his father the Duke of Edinburgh, 96, on foot who chatted to Princess Anne as they made their way to the service.

However, there was no sign of younger family members such as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge or Prince Harry’s fiancee Meghan Markle who attended church at Sandringham for the first time on Christmas Day.

The Queen was resplendent in a teal hat and coat as she was driven to church at Sandringham this morning with her daughter-in-law the Countess of Wessex


The Suits star looked a little nervous as she was pictured with other members of the royal family, including the Duchess of Cambridge, for the first time.

And she appeared to wobble slightly as she gave her first cursty to the Queen after the service.


As is customary, Prince Philip, 96, made his way to the church service on foot with his daughter Princess Anne


Speaking about his fiancee, he said: ‘The family loved having her there.

‘There’s always that family part of Christmas (where) there’s always that work element there as well, and I think together we had an amazing time.

‘We had great fun staying with my brother and sister-in-law and running round with the kids. ‘Christmas was fantastic.’

The presenter asked the prince if there were any family traditions that had to be explained to Ms Markle and he replied: ‘Oh plenty, I think we’ve got one of the biggest families that I know of, and every family is complex as well.

‘No look, she’s done an absolutely amazing job. She’s getting in there and it’s the family I suppose that she’s never had.’

Her Majesty arriving at church service at Sandringham – the final Sunday service of the year




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