Queen Elizabeth II Misses New Year’s Church Service, Sparks Health Concerns
Queen Elizabeth II missed the traditional New Years’ Day church service on the first Sunday of 2017 due to effects of a cold she has been suffering from. That was after a Twitter hoax several days earlier convinced people that she was dead.
According to the Buckingham Palace, the queen was not ready to attend the church service mainly because she was still recuperating from a severe cold. Even though the palace has not given official indication that the queen is suffering from a serious illness, the prolonged illness has raised many concerns because flu and colds can be life threatening for elderly people.
In responses to a question from People magazine, the Palace spokesperson went into details saying that the queen will stay indoors to help with her recovery.
The queen also missed Christmas Service, again for the first time in nearly 30 years, but her husband Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Prince Harry attended the services near Sandringham royal estate, northeast England.
A Twitter account featuring the handle @BBCNewsUKI, that has since been suspended, broadcasted a message that claimed Buckingham Palace had announced Queen Elizabeth’s death. The Twitter hoax read that the circumstances to her death were unknown and more details would follow later.
The @BBCNewsUKI later tweeted a rather less-BBC-like tweet that showed that the news about the death were not real. However, news about the queen’s death still sparked hysteria online, with very many users rushing to post condolences and others trying to verify the news.
Queen Elizabeth II is the Church of England’s Supreme Governor, who is known to be very religious, and in around three decades she has always shaken hands with well –wishers at Sandringham.
The inclement weather might have contributed to the queen’s decision of remaining indoors as it was cold with steadier rain in Norfolk area around 110 miles north of London where Queen Elizabeth maintains her private estate known as Sandringham.
The queen, 90 years old, and the longest reigning monarch in the history of Britain, together with her husband (Prince Philip) delayed their departure for Christmas holidays in Sandringham because they were both suffering from severe colds. One day later, they traveled to the estate using a helicopter instead of a train like the one they have done before. Generally, in most recent years, Queen Elizabeth has been in good health although she has reduced on her public appearances and travelling.
Philip, 95-year-old, has also cut down on his schedule but he managed to attend over 100 public events in the year 2016. The Prince was driven to the church grounds in a royal Range Rover. In his youthful days, he arrived to the church by foot.
More in Trending
Archaeologists Just Found a World War II Capsule with Amazing Contents
World War II was a dark and dangerous time for many, especially those in the whole areas of Germany and Poland...Feb 22, 2017
PewDiePie’s Anti Semitic Video gets him Axed from Disney
The latest news in the world of Animation company, Disney, is the axing one of the world’s highest paid YouTube stars,...Feb 15, 2017
Ashley Graham Discusses Controversial Vogue Cover
Model Ashley Graham, 29, has come out to defend the controversial Vogue March 2017 cover. In the US March 2017 issue...Feb 12, 2017
Barack Obama Goes Kitesurfing on Vacation with Billionaire Richard Branson
After eight years as the leader of the most powerful nation, former US president Barack Obama had a chance to finally...Feb 9, 2017
Jamie Lynn Spears’ Daughter Maddie Shows Signs of Improvement
Maddie, the young daughter of Jamie Lynn Spears appears to be recovering well from her traumatic accident and thus far has...Feb 9, 2017
Houston Police Ask for Help in Locating Tom Brady’s Missing Super Bowl Jersey
The Texas Rangers are set to join in the search for Tom Brady’s jersey which was stolen after the Super Bowl...Feb 8, 2017
Jamie Lynn Spears’ Daughter In Critical Condition After ATV Accident
Jamie Lynn Spears’ daughter, Maddie Aldridge, was involved in a serious ATV accident on the afternoon of 5th February. The 8...Feb 7, 2017
Brady Wins It for the Patriots in the Most Epic Super Bowl Yet
This has to be the most memorable Super Bowl ever. While the Atlanta Falcons went into the game as the underdogs,...Feb 6, 2017
Jason Hoppy Arrested Over Harrasment of Ex-Wife Bethenny Frankel
Jason Hoppy has been slapped with a restraining order from ex-wife Bethenny Frankel after the Real Housewives of New York City superstar...Feb 4, 2017