Queen misses jubilee service with Harry and Meghan in attendance as Boris Johnson is booed

he second day of celebrations marking Queen Elizabeth II's 70-year reign began with members of the royal family

including Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, attending a religious service at the famed St Paul's

Cathedral in central London on Friday.

The Queen, however, remained at home after experiencing "discomfort" on Thursday, the first day of the Platinum Jubilee.

Buckingham Palace said in a statement on Thursday evening that the Queen had "greatly enjoyed" the jubilee's opening events

and made the decision to miss Friday's service "with great reluctance" after "taking into account the journey and activity required to participate."

The Queen made two appearances on the Buckingham Palace balcony

Thursday to the delight of thousands of flag-waving supporters below.

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson told CNN on Friday that the Queen would be watching the thanksgiving service on television from Windsor Castle.