The Queen sparked concern over the Christmas period when she missed a traditional church service for the first time in almost 30 years.
The 90-year-old royal – the world’s longest-reigning living monarch was reported to be suffering with a ‘heavy cold’ and was forced to bow out of the annual tradition, according to palace officials.
‘The queen continues to recover from a heavy cold and will stay indoors to assist with her recovery," a palace spokesman said.
‘Her Majesty will participate in the Royal Family Christmas celebrations during the day.’
After more than six decades on the throne, the Queen has cut back on international tours but still regularly performs official duties around Britain.