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Queen and Duke of Edinburgh touch down in King’s Lynn

The royal couple have arrived in Norfolk for their traditional Christmas break
Comes after Queen hos..

  • The royal couple have arrived in Norfolk for their traditional Christmas break
  • Comes after Queen hosted royal family for festive lunch at Buckingham Palace
  • This year, Meghan Markle will join fiancé Harry and future in-laws for Christmas

By Unity Blott For Mailonline

Published: 08:07 EST, 21 December 2017 | Updated: 08:07 EST, 21 December 2017

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have arrived at King's Lynn station in Norfolk to kick off their traditional Christmas break, which they will spend on the Royal estate at Sandringham.

Her Majesty, 91, and Prince Philip, 96, travelled from London by train the day after they hosted the entire Royal family for a festive lunch at Buckingham Palace.

Flanked by security guards, the Queen, resplendent in a vibrant magenta coat and silk headscarf, looked to be in excellent spirits as she alighted the train.

Meanwhile, the Duke of Edinburgh looked smart in a charcoal grey suit.

In previous years, the Queen has passed the time on the 1 hour 37 minute journey by browsing her iPad mini after being given a crash course by her grandsons William and Harry.

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Home for Christmas! The Queen and Prince Philip travelled from London by train the day after they hosted the entire family for a festive lunch at Buckingham Palace

Home for Christmas! The Queen and Prince Philip travelled from London by train the day after they hosted the entire family for a festive lunch at Buckingham Palace

This year, Harry's fiancée Meghan Markle will join her husband-to-be Sandringham on December 25th – an unprecedented step for someone who is yet to become an official member of the royal family.

The Duchess of Cambridge did not spend Christmas at Sandringham until she and William were man and wife in 2011.

Meghan, who will take British citizenship and get baptised by the Church of England before the wedding, will also attend the Christmas Day service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, a spokesperson has confirmed.

She and Harry, 33, who are now living together in a two-bed cottage in the grounds of Kensington Palace, will also take part in the traditional walk to mass by the entire royal family.

Flanked by security guards, the Queen, resplendent in a vibrant magenta coat and silk headscarf, looked to be in excellent spirits as she alighted the trainFlanked by security guards, the Queen, resplendent in a vibrant magenta coat and silk headscarf, looked to be in excellent spirits as she alighted the train

Flanked by security guards, the Queen, resplendent in a vibrant magenta coat and silk headscarf, looked to be in excellent spirits as she alighted the train

Home for Christmas! The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh arrive at King's Lynn station to kick off their traditional Christmas break, which they will spend on the estate at SandringhamHome for Christmas! The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh arrive at King's Lynn station to kick off their traditional Christmas break, which they will spend on the estate at Sandringham

Home for Christmas! The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh arrive at King's Lynn station to kick off their traditional Christmas break, which they will spend on the estate at Sandringham

In previous years, the Queen has passed the time on the 1 hour 37 minute journey by browsing her iPad mini after being given a crash course by her grandsons William and HarryIn previous years, the Queen has passed the time on the 1 hour 37 minute journey by browsing her iPad mini after being given a crash course by her grandsons William and HarryThe Queen was carrying a Launer handbagThe Queen was carrying a Launer handbag

In previous years, the Queen has passed the time on the 1 hour 37 minute journey by browsing her iPad mini after being given a crash course by her grandsons William and Harry

Confirming the news today a Kensington Palace spokesman said: 'You can expect to see The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and Ms Markle at Sandringham on Christmas Day.'

Sandringham has been owned by the royal family since 1862 when it was purchased by Queen Victoria at the request of her son Edward, then Prince of Wales.

Since then, the house has been in continuous use by the royal family and it was there that King George VI died on the 6th February 1952.

It is also from Sandringham that the Queen's annual Christmas speech is broadcast.

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Subscriptions in excess of $3 million were received and as a result, the SPP was closed with immediate effect.

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Argonaut Resources NL (ASX:ARE) directors have demonstrated their faith in the company’s copper-zinc strategy by participating in the recently closed share purchase plan (SPP).

Independent non-executive chairman Patrick Elliot purchased more than 4.465 million shares at 0.55 cents per share in an indirect interest.

He now holds 5,876,159 shares in that interest with another 20,324,574 held in a separate indirect interest.

Independent non-executive chairman Malcolm Richmond acquired more than 5.454 million shares in a direct interest, increasing the number held in this interest to almost 15 million with another 1 million held in an indirect interest.

Overwhelming response to SPP


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Subscriptions in excess of $3 million were received and as a result, the SPP was closed with immediate effect.

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