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Kate and William join the Queen for Sandringham church service

Kate looked stylish in a blue trilby hat on Sunday morning.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Joe Giddens/PA)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Joe Giddens/PA)

By Emma Bowden, PA

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have joined the Queen for a church service at Sandringham.

The couple walked side by side towards the St Mary Magdalene Church in the Queen’s private Norfolk estate on Sunday morning.

Kate looked stylish in a blue trilby hat with a feathered band, paired with a purple and orange speckled long-line jacket.

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The royal couple arrive at the church service (Joe Giddens/PA)

The duchess wore her hair loose and accessorised with brown suede boots and gloves, and a padded navy blue clutch bag.

William, who wore a navy blue suit and a similarly coloured coat, and his wife left their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, at home for the church visit.

Their two eldest children had accompanied them for the annual Christmas Day service, marking George and Charlotte’s debut at the royal family’s festive tradition by walking to the church together.

Sunday’s service was also attended by Kate’s parents Carole and Michael Middleton, who were pictured smiling and chatting in a group as eager members of the public looked on.

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The Queen leaves the church service (Joe Giddens/PA)

Well-wishers gathered at the church to catch a glimpse of the Queen, who spends each winter at Sandringham, arriving before Christmas and staying until early February.

The monarch wore a vibrant purple hat and a matching woollen coat, which she complimented with a sparkling brooch and pearl earrings.

The 93-year-old Queen was pictured with a blue blanket draped across her lap as she left the church service in a maroon Bentley.

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