Queen Elizabeth misses Christmas church service due to 'heavy cold'

Queen Elizabeth II delivers her Christmas Day message

Savannah Phillips, Autumn Phillips, Prince Harry, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Princess Eugenie and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attend a Christmas Day church service at Sandringham on December 25, 2016 in King's Lynn, England.

This had some people anxious about the aging Queen, who is well known for her devotion to duty and her sturdy health. The vibrant 90 -year-old is likely to remain active and share her opinions from time to time.

Elizabeth rarely misses the service, reported the Associated Press, but she still plans to take part in the holiday festivities. Are these latest reports something to worry about?

The church of St. Mary Magdalene is seen on the Sandringham Estate, Norfolk, Britain.


She was expected to participate in Christmas activities, a spokesperson for Buckingham Palace said, but she is staying indoors to recover from a "heavy cold".

Elizabeth and Philip will be joined in Sandringham by other senior royals.

Elizabeth has been in generally good health and has maintained an active schedule in the a year ago despite traveling less often than in the past.

To mark my 90th birthday, volunteers and supporters of the six hundred charities of which I have been patron came to a lunch in the Mall.

In the past, the Royal Family had often gone for long strolls along the countryside.

Prince Philip was also suffering from a heavy cold.

William and Kate, along with their children George and Charlotte, went to church in Berkshire - as they are spending Christmas with Kate's family.

The queen's pre-recorded Christmas Day message will be televised throughout Britain on Sunday afternoon.

Queen Elizabeth II is the oldest living monarch in English history.

May is so obsessive about maintaining secrecy around Brexit that she will not share her ideas on leaving the European Union even with the Queen, who has been left "disappointed" with her Prime Minister, according to a report in The Times. Her traditional Christmas day speech at 3:00 PM on television, giving the country a glimpse at her personal views of the state of the nation. "Unsung heroes whose quiet dedication makes them special", she said.

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