Queen Elizabeth attends church after missing services over Christmas

Heavy cold forced royals to delay journey from Buckingham Palace

Queen Elizabeth  arrives at St Mary Magdalene Church at Sandringham in King’s Lyn this morning. Photograph:  Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth arrives at St Mary Magdalene Church at Sandringham in King’s Lyn this morning. Photograph: Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

 

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth is attending church for the first time since a heavy cold kept her away from services over the festive period.

Wearing royal blue, the monarch arrived at St Mary Magdalene Church, close to her Sandringham estate, on Sunday, having missed her regular appearances on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day because of the lingering respiratory illness.

She and the Duke of Edinburgh had been forced to delay their journey from Buckingham Palace to their Norfolk estate in the days before Christmas after she fell ill. – (PA)