An onlooker collapsed yards away from the Royal Family on Sunday morning (07.01.18).

Prince William and Duchess Catherine

Prince William and Duchess Catherine

Police rushed to the aid of the unnamed person, who is thought to be in their 50s, after he fell to the ground near to where Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Prince William and Duchess Catherine were exiting St Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham estate, Norfolk, eastern England.

According to Mail Online, the man was wrapped up in a thermal blanket and treated by medics.

The royals, who were also joined by Catherine's sister Pippa Middleton and her husband James Matthews, didn't appear to notice the incident.

The queen celebrated the new year at Sandringham and headed to church on New Year's Eve (31.12.17) with her family, husband Prince Philip and their son Prince Edward, who was accompanied by his wife Sophie Wessex, and Princess Anne was also in attendance.

But Prince William and Duchess Catherine, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who were present at the Christmas Day (25.12.17) service, were not there.

Elizabeth, 91, got the festive period underway on December 21 when she arrived at her Sandringham estate alongside her husband Prince Philip, 96.

The pair headed up to Norfolk from London via train, which took them to the nearby Kings Lynn station.

Philip was spotted carrying a bit of light reading in the form of a book entitled 'Michaelangelo: The Complete Works' by Frank Zollner, Christof Thoenes and Thomas Pöpper.

Ahead of their trip to Sandringham, the queen hosted her annual Christmas lunch for her family at Buckingham Palace, where Harry's fiancee Meghan enjoyed her first festive experience with the Royal Family.