The Queen Misses New Year Church Service Due To Cold

Queen Elizabeth II, 90, missed a second important church service as a result of her lingering cold.

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The Queen could not attend a New Year’s Day church service at Sandringham, a Palace spokeswoman told The Guardian: “Her Majesty the Queen will not attend Sunday worship at Sandringham today. The Queen does not yet feel ready to attend church as she is still recuperating from a heavy cold.” She also missed Christmas Day service last week.

She has been dealing with the cold for over a week now, and although she isn’t making public appearances, the monarch is said to be up and about. The Duke of Edinburgh did attend the service after recovering from a fully recovering from a similar cold. Queen Elizabeth II has not been seen in public for 12 days, as the cold forced her and Prince Philip to cancel their usual train journey to their north Norfolk estate for Christmas.

The Daily Mail‘s Royal Correspondent Rebecca English reported that Princess Anne confirmed the Queen’s condition is improving:

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She is expected to make a full recovery soon after Philip, 95, was well enough to attend the Christmas Day service with Prince Charles, Prince Harry and other family members.

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