The Queen’s eldest daughter, Princess Anne, has given a positive comment about the state of the monarch’s health amid fears that her ‘heavy cold’ was deteriorating.
Concerns for the Queen’s health grew after Buckingham Palace’s shock announcement that she would not be attending the annual New Year’s Day church service at Sandringham.
The Princess Royal however has spoken to calm the public’s fears, confirming the Queen was feeling ‘better’.
The Royal family themselves rarely comment on health matters but, as reported by The Telegraph, when asked how her mother was feeling, Princess Anne smiled and replied ‘better’.
When her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Lawrence was asked the same question and said: ‘Not too bad’.
Her absence from the New Year’s Day service was explained by Buckingham Palace, saying she ‘does not yet feel ready to attend church as she is still recuperating from a heavy cold’.
Her Majesty was unable to attend church on Christmas day for the first time in 28 years.