The Queen has been seen wearing a hearing aid for the first time

Queen Elizabeth II has been seen wearing a hearing aid for the first time.

The 93 year old was photographed with the red and brown coloured device discreetly positioned inside her ear on Sunday.

She was travelling by car to a morning church service in Sandringham when the pictures of Her Majesty were snapped.

After leaving the service, The Queen greeted waiting crowds with a wave, who gave her a round of applause as her car pulled out.

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The Queen is the same age that her husband, Prince Philip, was when he was first seen wearing hearing aids.

In October 2014, the Duke of Edinburgh was seen wearing the device behind his ear.

The Queen has been faced with a stressful time of late after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made the decision to step down a 'senior' members of the Royal family.

She broke her silence on the matter for the first time on Monday evening after joining her son, Prince Charles, and grandchildren Harry and Prince William for "crisis talks".

A statement from the monarch read: "Today my family had very constructive discussions on the future of my grandson and his family.

"My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family.

"Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working Members of the Royal Family, we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valued part of my family.

"Harry and Meghan have made clear that they do not want to be reliant on public funds in their new lives.

"It has therefore been agreed that there will be a period of transition in which the Sussexes will spend time in Canada and the UK.

"These are complex matters for my family to resolve, and there is some more work to be done, but I have asked for final decisions to be reached in the coming days."

It was later inferred by royal experts that the wording of The Queen's statement may hint that the pair could lose their royal titles.

Royal commentator Victoria Arbiter tweeted: "I do think it was very striking, particularly in a statement from the Queen

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"Are they having to give up their titles? This would be an indication they are."

Meanwhile, The Mirror's royal editor Russell Myers said: "It really is quite remarkable to see the Queen referring to Meghan and Harry by their first names rather than as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

"Official titles are always used on official statements, so this is highly unusual.

"This could be a huge hint about Meghan and Harry's future within the royal family, and it could even suggest that they may give up or lose their HRH titles."

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