UK queen misses another New Year event due to poor health

UK’s Queen Elizabeth II has missed a New Year’s Day church service due to what the Buckingham Palace described as a “lingering heavy cold,” a week after the 90-year-old monarch missed a Christmas Day service for the first time in decades.

The queen was slated to attend the New Year’s Day church service at Sandringham on Sunday.

The queen and her husband Prince Philip fell ill before taking their Christmas break on June 21 and had to cancel a train trip to their Sandringham estate in Norfolk. They flew there on a helicopter the next day.

Although Philip, 95, attended the ceremony after making a full recovery, the Buckingham said that Elizabeth was “still recuperating.”

Other members of the royal family, including Princess Anne and Prince Edward, accompanied their father at the service.

The queen also missed this year’s Christmas Day church service due to poor health, the first time since 1988 that the queen missed the traditional royal…

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