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Sandringham (sănˈdrĭngəm) [key], village, Norfolk, E England, near the Wash River. Sandringham House, with its large estate, was purchased in 1861 by Edward VII, then prince of Wales. It has been used as a royal residence by Queen Alexandra, King George V, King George VI, and Queen Elizabeth II.

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