Princess Beatrice was full of smiles as she prepared to sing for her grandmother the Queen and grandfather Prince Philip at church last week.
The 13-year-old daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York was one of the 24 members of the all-girl choir of St George’s School, Ascot, who were singing at St Peter’s, a village church on the Queen’s Sandringham estate in Norfolk.
They sang three pieces with a New Year theme during the 45-minute service. The Queen, wearing a red outfit and a matching hat, heard a sermon from the Bishop of Rochester, the Rt Rev Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, one of the favourites to be the next Archbishop of Canterbury. He was full of praise for the girls’ performance, saying, “The girls sang beautifully. I thought they were excellent.”
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