The Princess Royal has said that her mother is feeling “better” following concerns being raised about her health.
Princess Anne told wellwishers that The Queen is feeling better as she left Church this morning, a service Her Majesty was scheduled to attend.
However, due to the Her Majesty’s prolonged recovery from a heavy cold, she opted to remain indoors and missed the New Year’s Day service.
In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “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.”
The Queen was scheduled to make her first public appearance for over two weeks this morning for a traditional church service on her Norfolk estate.
It is not known when The Queen will next appear in public, although it could be at next week’s Sunday Church Service.
This follows the monarch having to miss the annual Christmas Day church service at Sandringham this year due to her recovering from a heavy cold.
Her Majesty has been known to have been suffering from a cold since at least a week before Christmas Day, when she cancelled her travel arrangments to Sandringham due to a “heavy cold”.
Prince Philip also fell ill to a heavy cold, and was initially worse off than The Queen.
However, as Christmas Day came nearer, The Duke got better but Her Majesty was still recovering from her sickness.
As a result, she wasn’t able to attend the Christmas morning Church service at St Mary Magdalene Church for the first time since 1988. Before 1988, Her Majesty attended a church service at Windsor meaning this was the first time The Queen was absent from communion in recent living memory.