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'Dinner lady' Queen serves up sausages to children

The Queen and children
The children performed Daniel and the Lion's Den for the Queen

The Queen gave prizes to children for their good attendance at church and brought them sausages and mash, during a visit in Sandringham.

The visit to St Peter and St Paul's church, near her Norfolk Royal estate, was on the last day of her winter break, before returning to London.

On Saturday, the 83-year-old marked the death of her father King George VI, on 6 February 1952, and her own accession.

She is due to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee - 60 years as Queen - in 2012.

Charlie Adams, a helper at the Sunday school for the parish of Sandringham and West Newton, said: "The Queen and the Duke spent a lot of time talking to the children and their parents.

"About 20 of them performed a version of Daniel and the Lion's Den for her. They practised so hard."


Mary Relph, 76, who has been a close fan of the Royal Family for 65 years, said: "She looked beautiful in pink.

"I'm very sad that we won't be seeing her for some time. It's always upsetting when the Queen goes back."

John Harris, 66, added: "The end of the season is sad."

Jordon Chervenkoff, a student from Bulgaria, also hoped to catch sight of the monarch.

The 21-year-old said: "At first I came out of curiosity, but I also wanted to come and show my admiration for the Queen. It was a great honour to meet her."

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