On Easter Sunday, members of the extended Royal Family turned out at Windsor Castle for the traditional service at St George’s Chapel, led by The Queen and Prince Philip.
Her Majesty, wearing turquoise, was joined by her family to mark the resurrection of Christ. Faith is important to The Queen personally, as well as to her as the Head of the Church of England and Scotland.
Walking down the the Middle and Lower Wards of Windsor Castle to the chapel, we saw The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke of York, The Earl and Countess of Wessex with Lady Louise and James, Princess Beatrice and Eugenie, Princess Anne and Sir Tim, Peter and Autumn Phillips.
Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, celebrated Easter in Scotland, at Crathie Church, near Balmoral Castle.
Dozens of people waited outside for the Royal arrival – The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh arrived by car – and they applauded as the Monarch stepped out.
It appears Eugenie, William and Catherine joined the Royal party later than the others, as they curtsied and bowed to The Queen as she entered the chapel at the Galilee Porch; other Royals did not curtsey or bow their heads, meaning they had already seen the Monarch today.
The Easter Mattins Service was officiated by the Dean of Windsor, The Right Reverend David Conner.
The Queen also received a posy after the service, from two young girls, the daughters of choristers, who also attended the sermon, while other Royals took a traditional drink of sherry with the Dean afterwards.