>> Britain's Queen Elizabeth has missed a New Year's day church service due to a lingering heavy cold. The Queen, who celebrated her 90th birthday in 2016, traditionally goes to church near her country estate Sandringham every January 1st. Her husband, Prince Philip, was also struck down by illness, but has now made a full recovery.
He and other members of the royal family were in attendance at the event. The long-reigning monarch also missed the traditional Christmas day service due to her cold. Buckingham Palace say the Queen's absence was a precautionary measure and that it should not cause undue concern.