The Queen has not attended church on Christmas Day because she is still suffering from a heavy cold. Buckingham Palace said she was staying indoors to help her recover but added that she would still participate in the family's Christmas Day celebrations. It is first time that the Queen's absence from the church service in many years.she flew from Buckingham Palace to the Norfolk estate by helicopter on Thursday, having missed a train on Wednesday,but prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge are spending Christmas with the Middleton family in Bucklebury, Berkshire.--