The British prince Andrew has kept aloof with other British royals during the Christmas celebration.
Prince Andrew, who is under attack for his ties with the deceased American billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, attended an earlier service.
Together with his brother Prince Charles, he walked to St Mary Magdalene Church near the royal estate of Sandringham. He took a side entrance there.
The essential mass celebration only started at 11 am. A large group of people followed the arrival of the British royal family, including the Queen and Prince William with his family. Andrew stayed away. 98-year-old Prince Philip, who left the hospital on Tuesday, had stayed at home.
Prince Andrew has become persona non grata within the royal family because of his involvement in the case of the convicted American paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
In a TV interview, he hopes to limit the damage, but that had the opposite effect, after which the Queen’s 59-year-old son stopped his public activities.
Striking attendees were Prince George and his sister Charlotte. The two oldest children of Prince William and Kate Middleton attended the traditional service for the first time.
Prince Harry, his wife Meghan Markle and their son Archie celebrate Christmas in Canada.