After a long absence due to a severe cold, Queen Elizabeth II reappeared this Sunday in the church of St. Mary Magdalene, located very close to her residence in Sandringham. The monarch was accompanied by her husband, Philip of Edinburgh, who also suffered a severe cold. Due to their condition, they canceled their traditional trip to Sandringham, where they usually celebrate Christmas and New Year.
VER GALERÍA Elizabeth, accompanied by Prince Philip. Photo: Getty Images
Her Majesty wore an elegant blue coat and a matching hat with black feathers. As soon as she got out of the vehicle, the people who were there, did not stop greeting her and were visibly excited, because the health of the Queen had worried her most loyal followers.
VER GALERÍA The Queen approaching her vehicle. Photo: Getty Images
The British monarch and the duke were scheduled to head from London on 21 December to King's Lynn station in Norfolk, but decided to stay at Buckingham Palace. A palace spokesman confirmed to HELLO!: "The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh have strong colds, and therefore have decided not to travel to Sandringham today."
VER GALERÍA Kate Middleton's parents accompanied the Queen in her first public appearance in 19 days. In the other image, the Dukes of Cambridge. Photo: Getty Images
The Queen and her husband, Prince Philip, were well accompanied by the Dukes of Cambridge as well as the family of Kate Middleton. Kate was seen wearing a dark green overcoat from Sportmax, which she combined with a gray fur hat and black sneakers. Her parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, along with her sister Pippa and brother James, also went to the service. Pippa, who will be married next May was accompanied by her fiance, James Matthews.
The great absentees of the religious services were little George and Charlotte, who at Christmas Mass, at St. Mark's Church in Englefield, Berkshire, were the center of attention. According to the Daily Mail, Kate Middleton is expected to celebrate her birthday privately with Prince William and their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.