Sandringham church

Her Majesty the Queen, when she is residence at Sandringham, worships at the little parish church of St. Mary Magdalene.  It’s a short walk from the Sandringham house.

Since Edward VII (then Prince of Wales) acquired the house in the 19th century, the parish church as been recipient of some significant royal largesse, plus gifts to the royal family.

The silver on the altar alone could, if sold, finance my house and car!

Outside the church, in the churchyard cemetery, are graves of two young princes. Prince John, youngest child of the future George V and Queen Mary, died of epilepsy at age 13, and is buried at the east end of the church.  So also is his uncle, the infant Prince John, son of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, who died at one day old.

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