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Old 01-27-2013, 03:47 PM
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Queen Elizabeth attended church today near Sandringham (sorry, I didn't find better pictures).


Here's a gallery of the churchgoing today - click on the pics for the larger versions!


** zimbio gallery: HM Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh attend Church services in Sandringham **
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The Queen has agreed to award twelve new Regius Professorships to mark the Diamond Jubilee year:
The Queen awards Regius professorships, 29 January 2013
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The Duke has been forced to take more carriage rides at Sandringham because of a dearth of birds:
Shortage of birds means royal shoots are cut back | Royal | | Daily Express
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Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh attended a service at the church of St Peter and St Paul in West Newton near Sandringham on February 3, 2013.




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The ensemble looked somehow unfinished to me. And then I realised - no brooch. Ouch. The Queen looks lovely though: purple is definitely her colour.
It's nice to see that Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh never miss a Sunday service.
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It's nice to see that Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh never miss a Sunday service.
It is lovely to see HM and the DOE out at Sunday services while at Sandringham (and even Balmoral) but does she attend services publicly while in London? As most her weekends tend to be spent at Windsor Castle, would expect her to attend St George's Chapel. Is it just (pardon the pun) old hat, so she isn't photographed attending, or is it more private? I know there used to be a private chapel IN Windsor castle, but I think since the fire it is gone.
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The ensemble looked somehow unfinished to me. And then I realised - no brooch. Ouch. The Queen looks lovely though: purple is definitely her colour.
It's nice to see that Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh never miss a Sunday service.
I think we've seen her before in this coat sans brooch. Too much going on with the strong coat color and the black - that's my guess.
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It is lovely to see HM and the DOE out at Sunday services while at Sandringham (and even Balmoral) but does she attend services publicly while in London? As most her weekends tend to be spent at Windsor Castle, would expect her to attend St George's Chapel. Is it just (pardon the pun) old hat, so she isn't photographed attending, or is it more private? I know there used to be a private chapel IN Windsor castle, but I think since the fire it is gone.
I know that there is still a private chapel in the castle, in one of the BBC programs about the castle it showed the stain glass windows which included one showing the fire and the firefighters putting it out.
As well as St George's Chapel there is a small church close to The Royal Lodge which I think is very private so HM could also go there.
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The ensemble looked somehow unfinished to me. And then I realised - no brooch. Ouch. The Queen looks lovely though: purple is definitely her colour.
It's nice to see that Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh never miss a Sunday service.
Her Majesty looks fabulous in purple, but I think with this coat a brooch would have been a bit much.
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Oh, I understand the coat is quit dressy on its own. It's just the Queen without a brooch just looks somehow under dressed to me.
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She looks stunning as is......
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Such lovely photos and always lovely to see them attend Church.

Bummer about the bird shortage too, though i'd love to go carriage riding with Philip!
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Queen Elizabeth has opened the MRI Unit at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn, Norfolk today, February 5, 2013.



** itv.com: Royal opening for new scanner **


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** lynnnews.co.uk: King’s Lynn: Queen opens new unit at hospital ** Relaxed Queen opens hospital unit **
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A picture gallery from the visit.
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Very nice that she took the time to accept the flowers and things from the people outside the church.
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The Queen breaks tradition to stay on at Sandringham - Telegraph
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The word tradition is used to loosely these days.
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The word tradition is used to loosely these days.
I don't get it? Elizabeth leaving Sandringham after the anniversary of her accession is quite a tradition. If you can't look for the RF for traditions, I don't know who to turn to.
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I don't get it? Elizabeth leaving Sandringham after the anniversary of her accession is quite a tradition. If you can't look for the RF for traditions, I don't know who to turn to.
I agree. When its tradition you're looking for, its the BRF that are the go to royals for examples.

Personally I think taking more time to relax and be together is wonderful for HM and the DoE. The article states that usually the Queen would return to London on her own and leave Philip to the hunt. Hopefully we will see more and more examples that this beloved couple are slowing down a bit and cutting back on royal engagements and the younger royals (if you can really call Charles and Camilla young) doing more and more. There's no chance that HM or the DoE will ever fade away from their public engagements but slowing down can only be a good thing.
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