The Queen was unable to attend her weekly church service in Balmoral because she was suffering with back problems.
The service, held at Crathie Kirk on Deeside, would have been the last she attended during her summer stay at Balmoral.
Her return to England on Monday following her annual Scottish holiday is still planned to take place.
A spokesman said that the Queen continued with the remainder of her programme after she spent Sunday morning resting, including meeting guests at her Balmoral residence.
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