Millions of people all over the world have been praying for Queen Elizabeth after she missed church at Sandringham for the second successive Sunday this past weekend.
The Telegraph reported that the Princess Royal spoke out to say her mother is feeling “better” after a heavy cold prevented her from joining the Royal family at church on Christmas Day, the first time in 28 years she had missed the service. Buckingham Palace announced her absence from the New Years service by saying that she “does not yet feel ready to attend church as she is still recuperating from a heavy cold.”
The Duke of Edinburgh appeared to be carefree when he arrived at the New Year service.
The queen has not been photographed since December 9 and she has not left her home in weeks. Sources close to the royal family says she is “up and about,” however.
“We are seeing an awful lot of people this winter with a virus that is more severe than a normal cold, almost a type of bronchitis,” said Clare Gerada, former head of the Royal College of General Practitioners. “It is causing a hacking cough and if the Queen has got it, then she is probably exhausted from coughing. It may well be affecting her sleep as well, which would leave anyone feeling exhausted, never mind a 90-year-old.”
“It’s taking three to four weeks for people to completely recover, and the length of time the Queen has been ill would be in keeping with that,” she added.
Please keep Queen Elizabeth in your thoughts and prayers!