Queen Elizabeth II Still Battling 'Heavy Cold,' But Plans to Attend Church Next Sunday

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Playing Queen Elizabeth II Still Battling ‘Heavy Cold,’ But Plans to Attend Church Next Sunday

Queen Elizabeth II is set to make her first public appearance since a pre-Christmas cold thwarted her usual holiday plans.

While she is still fighting off a strong cold, a rep tells ET that Her Royal Highness plans to attend church on Sunday.

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“We sent out a short statement on NYD to say Her Majesty would not be attending church as she was not feeling fully recovered from her cold,” said the royal’s press secretary.

“There will be no further updates at the present time and her next public appearance will be at church next Sunday,” the official continued.

Just days before Christmas, the queen and her 95-year-old husband, Prince Philip, canceled plans to travel to their Sandringham residence in Norfolk, England, due to “heavy colds.”

The news came a day after the 90-year-old royal announced she was stepping down as patron of 25 organizations in efforts to reduce her workload.

WATCH: Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Cancel Annual Christmas Trip Due to Illness

The couple was able to resume their travel plans and made it to Sandringham in time for the holidays, however the world’s longest-reigning monarch missed a Christmas Day church service for the first time in decades.

The queen, who was last seen in a pre-recorded speech that aired on Christmas Day, was also absent at a New Year’s Day church service on Sunday.

See more about the queen’s illness in the video below.

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