William and Kate at Easter service without Queen – after missing Harry reunion


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge led the royal contingent with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte at the traditional Easter event at St George’s Chapel

The Duke and Duchess brought Prince George and Princess Charlotte to the event

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have joined other members of the royal family for the annual Easter Sunday service, but the Queen has stayed home.

William and Kate were accompanied by their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte as they stepped out in the spring sunshine for the event at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.

The Duke is back in Windsor in the same week he passed up on the chance for a reunion with brother Prince Harry, who was accompanied by wife Meghan when he visited his grandma and dad.

The Queen, who has been experiencing mobility issues, is not attending the service which is a staple in the royal calendar.

It is the first time she has not made it to the event in more than 50 years.







Princess Eugenie, Peter Philips and his daughters Isla and Savannah
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The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, who represented the Queen at Thursday’s Royal Maundy service at the same chapel, are also not attending the Easter Sunday service.

Kate wore light blue, as did her daughter, who held William’s hand as she walked to the chapel in the grounds of the castle.

Prince George, like his father, wore a suit and tie.

The Cambridge children’s Easter Sunday outing follows another rare public appearance last month in honor of their great-grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh.

The eight-year-old future king and his six-year-old sister joined their parents at the memorial service for Philip at Westminster Abbey.

The Queen, who was also present at the memorial service, has been carrying out virtual events and other duties as head of state.

The 95-year-old, who turns 96 on Thursday, reached her Platinum Jubilee in February and overcame a bout of Covid after testing positive that month.







The Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, Viscount Severn and the Earl of Wessex
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Kate wore a light blue dress to the event
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After spending a night in hospital last October, she spent the following three months under doctors’ orders to only conduct light duties and missed a number of prominent events.

The Queen had a visit from her grandson the Duke of Sussex and his wife the Duchess of Sussex in Windsor on Thursday.

Harry and Meghan had flown from their home in the US and stopped off in England before heading to The Hague in the Netherlands for the Invictus Games.

While in Windsor, the couple also met with Charles but not William, amid long standing rumors of a rift between the brothers.







Harry and Meghan stopped off in Windsor on the way to the Netherlands
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The couple, who snubbed the chance to attend the late Prince Philip’s memorial service last month, smiled and waved at the stunned onlookers in Windsor.

Harry and Meghan’s attendance at a reception at the games on Friday marked their first public appearance together in Europe since quitting as senior working royals more than two years ago.

The Sussexes quit as working members of the Firm in March 2020 and have since settled in California with their two children.

There have been mounting tensions between the pair and the rest of the royals due to a series of scandalous claims made from across the pond.

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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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