The Palace decline to reveal if Her Majesty would be attending service until this morning leaving many concerned. It's wonderful to see the Queen feeling well enough to go and slowly easing back into her normal routine. Looking regal in royal blue, HM and Prince Philip travelled to St Mary Magdalene Church by car this morning.
More from the Telegraph:
'Colin Bunn, 70, of Snettisham, Norfolk, said: "We live locally so we come to Sandringham quite frequently and were here on Christmas Day. She looked beautiful and came down the steps unaided." His wife Pam, 67, said: "She looked good. She had a lovely outfit on and looked well." The Queen broke protocol for the first time in her almost 64-year reign when she decided not to attend both her traditional Christmas and New Year's church services. She delayed her annual trip to Sandringham for the holidays, opting to travel one day later than planned by helicopter rather than by train to shorten the travel time.'
The Cambridges made the walk from the house accompanied by the Middleton family. Tomorrow Kate celebrates her 35th birthday and the family are no doubt enjoying a celebratory weekend to mark the milestone. Surrounded by family and close friends, Kate will mark the day privately with a relaxed dinner on the picturesque Sandringham estate. It's becoming something of a tradition seeing the royals and the Middletons making a post-Christmas trip to St Mary's.
William and Kate left to cheers from a crowd of local well-wishers who turned out to see the royals.
Michael and Carole Middleton chatted with the Marquee and Marchioness (the lady in the wide-brimmed black hat) of Cholomnodeley. David and Rose are neighbours of William and Kate, and the two couples are said to have forged a close friendship during their time at Anmer Hall.
Below we see the Marchioness, Rose, making her way to church with William and Kate's close friends and Princess Charlotte's godparents, Sophie Carter and Thomas van Straubenzee.
You'll recall the Duchess attended a gala for EACH at their stately home Houghton Hall last year.
A stylish Pippa Middleton with her fiancé James Matthews.
William and Kate chatting with locals.
Her Majesty and Prince Philip leaving the service.
The Duchess was wrapped up in her forest green Sportsmax coat first seen on Christmas Day 2015 and again last February for a day of engagements in Edinburgh.
The Long Belted Coat is made of green virgin wool and comes from the Sportsmax Autumn/Winter 2015 Collection. It features a V neckline and two deep side pockets. It originally retailed for $1,800.
The always informative Perth Fashion quickly identified Kate's pretty scarf as the sold out L.K. Bennett Sammi Blue Silk Scarf. The £110 silk scarf is described as "an elegant addition to any wardrobe".
Kate sported a new grey hat.
With thanks Kate J from What Kate Wore Facebook, it's been confirmed Kate wore the Sumac Luxury Alpaca Fur Hat. The £225 piece is described as "Divinely soft, fluffy and warm, with a generous brim, our luxury alpaca hat is a knock-out – perfect for a winter wedding or the races. As with all our products, our luxury alpaca hat is derived from natural herd loss in the bitter Peruvian winters and handmade using Fair Trade principles. Light, breathable and hypoallergenic with no lanolin content."
And it very much looks like the Duchess completed the look with her Emmy Shoes Valerie Carbon pumps. The £400 pumps are described as: "A beautifully classic court shoe with a discreet platform to help manage the sexy 11.5cm heel in darkest grey suede with leather lining and natural nubuck sole."
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Finally, I would like to wish the Duchess a very, very Happy 35th birthday! I hope she has a wonderful day with her loved ones.