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Britain's Prince Harry speaks with members of the public, as he leaves after attending a Christmas day church service in Sandringham, England, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016. A heavy cold is keeping Queen Elizabeth II from attending the traditional Christmas morning church service near her Sandringham estate. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

How US and world leaders celebrated Christmas


Queen Elizabeth II of England was too sick to attend a Christmas morning church service, an extremely rare event for the royal family. 

"The Queen continues to recover from a heavy cold and will stay indoors to assist with her recovery," Buckingham Palace said in a statement. "Her Majesty will participate in the royal family Christmas celebrations during the day."

The church service typically offers locals in Norfolk a chance to mingle with the royal family. Elizabeth, 90, has generally been in good health. 

Other members of the royal family, including Prince Harry, were seen at the church service. 

Run the Jewels dropped a new album on Christmas morning. Fans went nuts.

WATCH | Meanwhile, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump marked the holiday with a midnight church service in Palm Beach, Fla. 

He also tweeted out this Christmas card.

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President Barack Obama eats a shave ice in front of Island Snow Hawaii in Kailua, Hawaii, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, during the first family's annual vacation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Meanwhile, President Obama, on vacation with his family in his home state of Hawaii, made headlines...for getting shaved ice and drawing a crowd on Christmas Eve.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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