Queen Elizabeth because of illness has to miss the annual Christmas morning church service at Sandringham. It is the first time when Queen wasn’t present on 25 December service, while the onlookers wait in vain for Her Majesty’s arrival near the royals’ Sandringham estate.
The Buckingham Palace informed on the illness of the Queen, that made impossible to her to attend Christmas morning church service. The British who planned to see Queen Elizabeth near the church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham were upset today.
As a matter of fact, hundreds of people had gathered outside the church for a glimpse of the monarch, many of them arrived before dawn. Unfortunately, the status of health didn’t allow the Queen to attend the traditional service in the church this year.
Despite the Sunday’s morning brief statement of the Buckingham Palace, in which was confirmed that the Elizabeth II will not be attending the service, many people were hoping to see the monarch:
“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.”
This year, the Queen and Prince Philip were forced to change their plans for Christmas week. The royal couple flew to their Sandringham estate in Norfolk by helicopter instead of traditional train travel.