The Queen attended Church this morning at Sandringham, her first public appearance in over a month following her recovery from a heavy cold.
The 90-year-old monarch arrived at Church by car with Prince Philip, with other members of her family walking down from Sandringham House.
Joining The Queen at church was the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge, and the Middleton family.
There was uncertainty over whether Her Majesty would be well enough to attend the service at Sandringham after she came down with a heavy cold a few weeks ago.
In previous weeks, The Queen was forced to cancel a visit to church on New Year’s Day and Christmas day due to her prolonged recovery.
On New Year’s Day, Princess Anne said that The Queen was feeling “better” despite the fact she missed the New Year’s Day church service. This week, however, Buckingham Palace refused to comment on the reassurances Princess Anne made earlier in the week.
As a result of the “heavy cold” she is suffering from, she was not able to attend the Christmas morning church service at St Mary Magdalene Church for the first time since 1988. Before 1988, Her Majesty instead attended a church service at Windsor meaning that this was the first time The Queen was absent from communion in recent living memory.
Prince Philip had also fell ill to a heavy cold and was initially worse off than The Queen. However, he has since recovered while Her Majesty is still recovering.
As well as that, the cold forced her to delay her yearly trip to Sandringham for the Christmas holidays, when she instead travelled one day later and by helicopter rather than train to shorten travel time.