The Queen will miss the annual Christmas Day church service at Sandringham with her family as she is still recovering from a heavy cold, Buckingham Palace has said.
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh had delayed their trip to the private Sandringham estate by a day after they both became ill.
But they were well enough to travel from Buckingham Palace by helicopter to the Queen’s home near King’s Lynn in Norfolk on Thursday.
A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “Her Majesty the Queen will not attend church at Sandringham this morning.
“The Queen continues to recover from a heavy cold and will stay indoors to assist with her recovery. Her Majesty will participate in the royal family Christmas celebrations during the day.”