UPDATE (1/9) -- We're so glad to hear this latest Queen Elizabeth II news. After nearly a month of battling a persistent cold, the 90-year-old royal has finally been seen in public again. Many fans became concerned about the queen's health after she missed the Christmas church service (her first time being absent in 30 years) and then later missed the New Year's service. But she attended services at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, England on Jan. 9 with other members of the royal family.
We're sure they're happy to see her up and about again. We know we are!
(1/3) Sad news for Queen Elizabeth II. The royal missed the traditional New Year's Day church service due to health issues.
According to Buckingham Palace, she "does not yet feel ready to attend church as she is still recuperating from a heavy cold."
It is highly unusual for the 90-year-old queen to miss the service, as it has long been a big part of her New Year's Day routine. But she also missed the Christmas church service last week, for the first time since 1988.
Her prolonged illness has some fans concerned, since colds and flus can be very dangerous for elderly people. She has now been kept indoors for at least 12 days straight, and has reportedly been "up and about" with a team of doctors who are helping her in her recovery.
While her husband Prince Phillip also had a bout with an intense cold during the holiday season, he was able to attend the New Year's Day service along with other members of the royal family.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Queen Elizabeth during this tough time. We hope for a speedy recovery!