Pregnant Kate Middleton, Prince William Join Queen Elizabeth For Easter Church Services
Prince William and Kate Middleton are expecting their third child this month, but that hasn't kept them from celebrating Easter service with the Queen.
The senior members of the royal family spent Easter Sunday together for a service at the St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.
Queen Elizabeth, Duke And Duchess Celebrate Easter
According to ABC News, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived after the Queen and a few minutes late, due to traffic in Buckleberry. The couple was coming from spending time with the Middleton family and their two children Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
With only weeks away from giving birth, Middleton rode a car to the chapel instead of walking with the other members of the family.
Queen Elizabeth looked to be in good spirits, presented with flowers by a pair of 6-year-old girls Madeline Carleston and Amelia Vivian whose parents live and work in the castle.
To the delight of the girls, the Queen and the Duke and Duchess engaged them in light-hearted conversation.
"The Queen asked: 'Have you had lots of Easter eggs?'" Deborah Carleston, the mother of Madeline, recounts to People. "Prince William and his wife asked: 'Have you lost any Easter eggs yet?'"
"They said there had been great excitement in their house this morning," she adds. "They said their children will probably still be finding eggs around the house in six months' time."
Other Royals Turn Up
Prince Philip, who recently canceled a scheduled appearance because of his hip problems, opted out of the Easter service. His son Prince Charles was also unable to attend, although he is expected to engage in public events in Australia in the coming week.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle also skipped the celebrations, choosing to spend private time together, a palace official tells People. They will be in Bath for the Invictus Games trials this week.
Other royals were present for Easter Sunday, though, including Prince Andrew and his daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie. Eugenie's fiancé Jack Brooksbank was with them. With them were Princess Anne and husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, her son Peter Phillips and wife Autumn, Prince Edward, the Countess of Wessex, and their children Lady Louise and James, Viscount Severn.
Soon, most of these royals will be turning up at the same venue for the nuptials of Prince Harry and Markle, which will be held at the St. George's Chapel as well.