Children were left disappointed after the Queen refused to allow them to personally present her with flowers at Sandringham today.
The Queen broke with tradition last week by declining to accept flowers from children in person as she left morning service at St Mary Magdalene church.
The Queen leaves church on Sandringham estate in Norfolk (PA)
Police told parents in the crowd it was because too many youngsters had wanted to hand over bouquets on Christmas Day making her late for lunch, although Buckingham Palace denied this.
Around a dozen children had hoped the Queen would have a change of heart and hopefully turned up with flowers this Sunday morning.