Kate Middleton makes surprise Easter Sunday service appearance

Emmett Rice
April 2, 2018

Harry and his bride-to-be Meghan were also absent as the couple has their personal plans somewhere else, according to the palace officials.

Kate Middleton and Zara Phillips showed off their blooming baby bumps as the royal family gathered this morning for a traditional Easter Sunday Service.

Instead, the Queen was joined by Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, with Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie and Peter Phillips also in attendance for the seasonal service.

Zara Tindall at St. George's Chapel for Easter services.

Britain's Princess Eugenie and other members of Britain's royal family arrive for the annual Easter Sunday service at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in Windsor, Britain, April 1, 2018.

William and Kate, who are all set to welcome their baby No. 3 later this months, arrived in their royal vehicle along with the Queen and other members of the royal family at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, which is Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding venue for May 19.

Numerous royals made the trip from Windsor Castle to the chapel on foot, but the 91-year-old queen, clad in hot pink and sensible black flats, arrived by vehicle, as did Will and Kate.

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Next year, the Royal family's Easter festivities will have one more royal in attendance, as Duchess Kate is now pregnant with the couple's third child.

Arriving without husband Mike Tindall and daughter Mia Grace, Zara showed off her blossoming bump in a blue bespoke Séraphine coat and hat by Jane Taylor.

Kate Middleton and Prince William's third baby will have a long title but not as much role in the coming years.

The Queen, who looked lovely in a vibrant pink skirt suit, arrived alone without Prince Philip, who is said to be suffering from a hip problem.

He stepped down from his public duties last summer but on occasion does attend events with the Queen.

The Queen, who celebrates her 92nd birthday later this month, led her family into the chapel, being offered a salute by an attending police officer. Last year, The Palace of Holyrood House, Windsor Castle and the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace hosted Easter Egg Hunts for the community.

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