Queen Elizabeth celebrated the New Year with her family at her Sandringham Estate.

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth

The 91-year-old royal was keen not to waste any time with her family during the holiday season, as she was spotted heading to the church on Sunday (31.12.17) morning to celebrate the final day of the year.

Queen Elizabeth was joined at the church service by her husband Prince Philip, as well as Sophie Wessex and her husband Edward, and Princess Anne.

However, noticeably absent from the celebrations were Prince William and Duchess Catherine, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who had all been present at the Christmas Day (25.12.17) ceremony last week.

Whilst its unknown where William and his wife - who have four-year-old Prince George, two-year-old Princess Charlotte, and a third baby on the way - spent their New Year's Eve, Harry and Meghan were spotted jetting off to the French Riviera earlier that day for a quick romantic break.

It comes after the 33-year-old royal claimed his fiancée had a "fantastic" time during her first festive reason with the royal family.

Harry said: "It was fantastic, she really enjoyed it. The family loved having her there. There is always that family part of Christmas and there's that work element as well.

"And I think together we had an amazing time staying with my brother and sister-in-law. We were running around with the kids and Christmas was fantastic.

"As I said we are really looking forward to the New Year and looking forward to 2018 because I'm determined to make sure that the pendulum is going to swing and 2018 is going to be a fantastic year."

Meghan, 36, and Harry, will marry in May next year, and the flame-haired royal is amazed at how stuck in the 'Suits' actress is getting when it comes to dealing with his large and extended family.

He added: "I think we've got one the biggest families I know and every family is complex. She has done an absolutely amazing job, just getting in there and it's the family, I suppose, that she's never had."

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