The Queen was expected to attend the church service at Sandringham, with her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, but she remains ill with a “heavy cold”.
The 90-year-old also missed the Christmas Day ceremony at St Mary Magdalene Church.
A Palace spokeswoman said: “Her Majesty The Queen will not attend Sunday worship at Sandringham today.
“The Queen does not yet feel ready to attend church as she is still recuperating from a heavy cold.”
Pranksters had been claiming that the Queen died last night, as many hoped she would not become victim of the “2016 curse”.