Buckingham Palace said the Queen, 90, would not make an appearance shortly before the service because she was still recovering from a “heavy cold”.
The Princess Royal claimed Her Majesty was feeling “better” as she was questioned on the 400-yard walk from Sandringham House to the village’s St Mary Magdalene Church.
The royal’s husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Lawrence, walking beside his wife, confirmed she was “not too bad”.
Sources revealed the Queen is “up and about”.
Prince Phillip, 95, was escorted by Sophie, Countess of Wessex, to the service in a Range Rover to avoid getting soaked to the skin while the queen stayed in the warmth.
The Queen has been out of the public eye for almost two weeks sparking fears for her health.
“Her Majesty The Queen will not attend Sunday worship”
She missed church on Christmas day for the first time in 28 years.
We found out Her Majesty and Phillip had heavy colds on December 21.
The pair were taken by helicopter to Sandringham just days after their Christmas travel plans were cancelled because of their illness.
A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman announced the Queen would not be at church in a short statement this morning, saying: “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.”
News of the Queen’s death spread in a sick hoax started on a fake BBC Twitter account.
Buckingham Palace was forced to deny the rumours.
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