Royal family attend Sandringham Christmas service

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The Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and others pictured at St Mary Magdalene church

Christmas celebrations were somewhat muted for the royal family, with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry absent from the traditional Sandringham festivities and the Queen recovering from a cold.

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The royals arrive at St Mary Magdalene church in Sandringham

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Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall arrive

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Prince Philip arrives for the Sandringham service

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The Queen's granddaughter Zara Phillips and her husband Mike Tindall

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Prince Edward, wife Sophie Countess of Wessex and their daughter Louise arrive

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Princess Beatrice pictured arriving at the Sandringham service

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The Queen heads home after the service

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The Queen receives flowers from children

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Happy Christmas, ma'am