The country may still be blanketed in a dusting of snow but the Queen looked like she was ready to usher in the Spring in a pretty peach ensemble this morning.
The brilliant blue sky above St Peter and St Paul church in West Newton, close to the Sandringham estate, belied the chilly temperatures as Her Majesty, 92, attended the traditional Sunday Morning church service.
Donning a warm-looking but stylish peach woollen coat with a matching hat – with a three-feather detail – the Queen stopped to smile at well-wishers gathered at the church’s entrance.
Sunny but brisk! The Queen arrives at West Newton church, close to the Sandringham estate, this morning to attend the Sunday service. Despite a bright blue sky, the mercury on the thermometer showed a chilly 3 degrees Celsius
Led by the clergy at West Newton church close to the Sandringham estate, the Queen looked ready for a change in seasons as she donned a pretty peach ensemble this morning
With a hat that perfectly co-ordinated with her woolen coat and dress, the Queen finished her church attire with her favoured black loafers with buckle detail and a smart black handbag
The 92-year-old will have welcomed the bright blue skies after a wintry week in Norfolk, where the Queen has been residing. Prince Philip did not attend the church service
Flanked by close protection officers, the Queen makes her way to church. The monarch attended the service alone, with Prince Philip, 97, not attending
Wearing her favoured black loafers with buckle detail, she accessorised with black gloves and a smart black leather handbag.
While the weather at Sandringham has hovered around the freezing mark all week, the mercury did rise to around 3 degrees celcius today, ensuring a small gathering of well-wishers gathered at the church’s entrance to watch the monarch arrive.
The 92-year-old will have welcomed the bright blue skies after a wintry week in Norfolk, where the Queen has been residing. Prince Philip did not attend the church service.
The Queen was led into the church by local clergy and appeared in good spirits as she chatted to the vicar taking the service.
At least the snow has melted: The Queen looked sure-footed as she negotiated the rural pathways; Norfolk has been hit by icy weather this week
The Queen, attending without fellow family members, chatted to the clergy of the church as she made her way up West Newton’s gravel path this morning
While the Queen is often accompanied by members of the royal family at Sunday church services, she attended the service alone today
Striding forth: The Queen glances at photographers as she makes her way into the building
A small group of well-wishers could be seen gathered at the church’s entrance as the Queen made her way in
The Duke of Edinburgh, who is officially retired from public duties, has kept a lower profile since his accident in January, which saw him collide with an oncoming vehicle after being ‘dazzled’ by the bright sunshine.
Last week, the monarch was seen enjoying a shoot with some close friends on the the Sandringham estate.
Joined by her daughter Princess Anne and her husband Tim Laurence, the 92-year-old led the way, using a walking stick to negotiate the rough terrain.
Prince Philip did not attend. However, racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart was among the shooting party, and is well known for being a keen marksmen.
The 79-year-old was a prize-winning member of the Scottish clay pigeon shooting team before he became a racing driver and competed in the UK and abroad.