Queen Elizabeth leaves St. Mary Magdalene Church after attending the traditional Christmas Day church service on December 25, 2012, in Sandringham, England.
Merry Christmas Ma'am: The Queen cracks a broad smile as she leaves st Mary Magdalene church in Sandringham. She has been recovering from a cold but a Palace spokesman said she had been determined to attend the service
WALK THIS WAY There's no getting out of attending the 11 a.m. service at the nearby St. Mary Magdalene church, which kicks off Christmas Day for the entire royal clan. Comfortable shoes, a warm coat and an elegant hat will be a must for the newcomer, who'll be expected to walk to the historic chapel. Only family members with small children get a pass to ride to the service by car with the queen.
William talks with cousins Peter and Zara Phillips following a Church Christmas Service at Sandringham