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Ill Queen Skips Christmas for 1st Time in Nearly 30 Years

Suffering a cold, 90-year-old monarch misses church

(Newser) - A heavy cold is keeping Queen Elizabeth II from attending the traditional Christmas morning church service near her Sandringham estate in rural Norfolk, England. It is extremely rare for Elizabeth to miss the service, which is a cornerstone of the royal family's Christmas celebrations and brings the monarch into... More »

Royals Christen Charlotte

Of course, there's a vintage pram involved

(Newser) - Prince William and wife Kate marked a milestone for their newborn Princess Charlotte today—a christening ceremony on Queen Elizabeth's country estate steeped in royal tradition. Hundreds of fans outside St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham cheered as William and Kate arrived with Prince George and 9-week-old Charlotte, who... More »

Cops ID Body Found on Queen's Estate

17-year-old Latvian immigrant Alisa Dmitrijeva was found by dogwalker

(Newser) - Police in England have identified the body of a girl found last week on the grounds of Queen Elizabeth's behemoth Sandringham estate, reports People . The victim is 17-year-old Alisa Dmitrijeva, a Latvian immigrant last seen getting into a green Lexus with two male friends in August. She was reported... More »

Woman Found on Queen's Estate Was Murdered

Police performing an autopsy today

(Newser) - A British mystery is officially a murder mystery: Police say that the human remains discovered on the grounds of Sandringham, the queen's massive rural estate, belong to a woman, and that the case is being treated as a murder. An autopsy scheduled for today will hopefully shed some light... More »

Dog Walker Finds Human Remains on Royal Estate

Forensic experts scour woodland for evidence

(Newser) - A dog walker discovered human remains yesterday less than two miles from the Queen's residence on a British royal estate, police say. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, who are staying at the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk for a Christmas holiday, were told about the discovery after... More »

Prince Philip Leaves Hospital

90-year-old rejoining family at Sandringham

(Newser) - Britain's Prince Philip left the hospital this morning after a four-night stay for heart surgery that saw him miss Christmas , reports the Mirror . The 90-year-old Duke of Edinburgh waved to media gathered outside Papworth Hospital, and appeared to be in good spirits. Philip was headed by car for the... More »

Sans Philip, Royal Christmas Goes on

Elizabeth's clan hits church, attracts crowds

(Newser) - Britain's Prince Philip remained hospitalized today, recovering from coronary stenting , but the royal show must go on, and so it did: Queen Elizabeth and her entire brood attracted throngs of Brits as they attended Christmas services this morning at the queen's retreat in Sandringham. Kate, in her first... More »

Queen's Hubby Has Heart Surgery

Prince Philip suffered chest pains

(Newser) - The Christmas holiday is off to a not-so-joyful start for the royal family: Prince Philip has undergone treatment for a blocked coronary artery, British royal officials said today. The palace refused to confirm if the queen's 90-year-old husband had suffered a heart attack, saying only that tests showed a... More »

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