No sign of George and Charlotte at Sandringham Christmas service

Queen Elizabeth II leaves the morning Christmas Day service at St Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

Queen Elizabeth II leaves the morning Christmas Day service at St Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

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Prince George and Princess Charlotte stayed inside as the Royal Family attended their traditional Christmas Day service.

Led by the Queen who arrived in a Bentley wearing a festive red dress coat, the rest of the family made their way from Sandringham House to St Mary Magdalene Church for the service which is held every year on the Sandringham estate.

The Duchess of Cambridge arrives to attend the morning Christmas Day service at St Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

The Duchess of Cambridge arrives to attend the morning Christmas Day service at St Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge smiled warmly as they arrived without their children. Wearing a green coat and matching hat, Kate seemed relaxed as she made conversation with Prince Harry.

They were joined by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Andrew, The Earl and Countess of Wessex and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.

About 1,000 well-wishers gathered in the cold and wet to join in the festivities, which began with the National Anthem followed by the hymn Angels From The Realm Of Glory.

The Queen arrived in Norfolk by train last week to oversee preparations for Christmas Day on the estate.

Queen Elizabeth II leaves the morning Christmas Day service at St Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

Queen Elizabeth II leaves the morning Christmas Day service at St Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had only a short journey to make to join the family, travelling from their home at nearby Anmer Hall.

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