- The Duke of Edinburgh, 96, was spotted walking to church at Sandringham today
- Prince Philip was accompanied by a male companion for the short stroll
- Meanwhile the Queen chose to stay warm and was driven to the church service
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh appeared in fine spirits as they attended church at Sandringham today.
Prince Philip, 96, wrapped up against the cold to walk to St Mary Magdalene Church, looking animated as he chatted with a male companion on the short stroll.
The Queen, 91, was driven to the Sunday service and was joined by her husband for the journey home.
The visit was conducted amid tight security, with police officers carrying out security checks outside the church.
The Duke of Edinburgh was accompanied by a male companion on the short stroll this morning
Prince Philip joined Her Majesty in the car for the journey back to the royal residence
Three-year-old Kayden Scuffham, from Retford, Nottinghamshire, was delighted when he was given special attention by one of the officers carrying out security checks outside the church
Photographs show royal supporters having their bags, coats and even their hats scanned as part of the security measures.
One young boy who was dressed as a policeman looked delighted when he was scanned by one of the officers on duty.
The Queen brought a splash of colour to the day in a purple and pink ensemble.
The Queen donned a vibrant purple and pink ensemble for the church service this morning
Prince Philip chose to forgo the car journey in favour of strolling to the church in Sandringham
The Duke of Edinburgh joined the Queen in the back seat of the car for the journey back
Her textured coat boasted bright pink buttons which perfectly matched the pink ribbon detailing on her hat.
Philip, who will celebrate his 97th birthday in June, appeared sprightly as he strolled down the country lane to the quaint church.
Three-year-old Kayden wanted to dress as a policeman as he joined his mother at the church
The toddler was thrilled when he had his own police uniform scanned by an officer on duty
He was accompanied by a friend, who walked by his side and listened as the duke spoke.
The royal couple are currently staying at Sandringham, their winter residence.
Prince Philip has made one of the cottages on the estate, the spacious Wood Farm, his base during retirement.
Parishioners and well-wishers were seen being scanned by police on their way to the church
Royal supporters often gather to see the Queen and Prince Philip attend church on a Sunday
Police officers were on hand to scan jackets and bags of those waiting to see the royals