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Title - Extra Norfolk

Queen hosts garden party at Sandringham
video. Video: BBC Look East broadcasts from the Sandringham garden party
Sandringham House was built in 1870 by the Prince and Princess of Wales, later King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra.

The Queen came to Norfolk on Thursday, July 18 as part of her Golden Jubilee tour of the UK.

Did you know...

square The Sandringham estate covers more than 20,000 acres.

square There are 60 acres of gardens.

square It is said King George VI changed the garden layout because members of the public could see him shaving by his bathroom window.

square One of the oaks in the garden is said to be more than 800 years old - and is mentioned in the Domesday Book.

square It takes eight people - fingertip to fingertip - to embrace the great oak.

square Diana, Princess of Wales was born just a short distance from the main house at Park House.

The highlight of her visit was a garden party for 4,000 guests at the Sandringham estate, the Royal Family's Norfolk home.

The party was the largest gathering on the west lawn at Sandringham since VE Day.

For the first time the Queen allowed live television cameras inside the private grounds - watch BBC Look East's broadcast.

The Royal Family regularly spends Christmas at the house, which was built by King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra.

The Queen Mother was the Sandringham Flower Festival's most-loved visitor - never missing a show in 50 years.

This year Prince Charles will attend the flower show in his late grandmother's place.

Sandringham House and Museum is open to the public.

For further information see the Sandringham Estate website

More about the Queen's visit

video. Video: BBC Look East broadcasts from the Sandringham garden party

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