Princess Charlotte was the Princess of Wales’ mini-me as they left the Easter Sunday service at Windsor Castle together.
Ready for spring in a patterned blue dress, the seven-year-old royal walked alongside her mother after morning service at St George’s Chapel.
Kate, 41, could be seen waving to crowds waiting outside the chapel, with a cute Charlotte soon following suit, offering her own farewell in the form of a shy wave.
The Princess of Wales – who was seen holding her daughter’s coat as the pair left together – was elegantly dressed in a navy blue Catherine Walker coat and matching pillbox hat from Lock & Co.
The king, the queen’s consort and other high-ranking members of the royal family flocked to the grounds of the castle, enjoying the bright sun that was at the door. first Easter Sunday service of Charles’s reign.
Princess Charlotte was the Princess of Wales’ mini-me as they left the Easter Sunday service at Windsor Castle together
Charles and Camilla arrived in matching royal blue outfits, with the king in a suit and the queen consort in an Anna Valentine robe dress with a Philip Treacy hat. They were followed by the Duke of York and the Princess Royal.
The Prince and Princess of Wales were joined by their three children, Prince George, age nine, Princess Charlotte, age seven, and four-year-old Prince Louis.
William and Prince George walked side by side in matching navy blue suits, while Princess Charlotte held her father’s hand on arrival.
Prince Louis, who attended the service for the first time, wore a suit jacket and light blue shorts.
The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh arrived with their son James, the Earl of Wessex.
Princess Beatrice and her husband, Eduardo Mapelli Mozzi, also attended the service, a staple of the royal calendar, as did her sister Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, and Zara and Mike Tindall and their two daughters, Mia and Lena.
It was probably a moving moment for the royal family, with the 15th-century chapel being the final resting place of the late Queen and the Easter Sunday service the first since her death.
Elizabeth II is buried in the church’s small King George VI Memorial Chapel, next to Prince Philip, the late Duke of Edinburgh, and her parents, George VI and the Queen Mother, with their four names inscribed on a new black stone slab in the floor .
Ready for spring in a patterned blue dress, the seven-year-old royal walked alongside her mother after morning service at St George’s Chapel
Kate, 41, could be seen waving to crowds waiting outside the chapel, with a cute Charlotte quickly following suit, offering her own goodbye in the form of a shy wave
Princess Charlotte wore a navy blue dress and light blue tights during her Easter Sunday outing
After Sunday service, Charlotte stepped out of St. George’s Chapel in a light blue, floral-print dress, having taken off her coat as the warm spring day began to fall
Kate and Prince Louis held hands as they approached St George’s Chapel in Windsor today
Charles, as monarch, succeeded his mother to become the Supreme Governor of the Church of England.
In less than a month, he and Camilla will be crowned in a religious service at Westminster Abbey.
The family attended Mattins at historic St George’s Chapel, where Queen Elizabeth was buried last September.
Today marks the 18th wedding anniversary of the King and Queen and the second anniversary of Prince Philip’s death.
The King and Queen’s consort looked in good spirits as they waved hello to the crowd of people watching as the Royal Family walked into St George’s Chapel.
Today will undoubtedly be a bittersweet moment for the Royal Family as they celebrate another family celebration without the late Queen Elizabeth.
Kate’s husband Prince William, 40, opted for a classic suit, while Prince George, nine, and Princess Charlotte, seven, wore complementary colors
The King and Queen’s consort looked in good spirits as they waved hello to the crowd of people watching as the Royal Family walked into St George’s Chapel
It’s also likely to be a moving moment for the royal family, with the 15th-century chapel serving as the late Queen’s final resting place and Easter Sunday celebrations the first since her death (Zara and Mike Tindall are pictured with their family on Sunday)
Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh with Prince Edward, Duke of Edinburgh and James, Earl of Wessex attend the Easter Mattins Service
Pregnant Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank walked hand in hand when they arrived on Sunday
After this morning’s service, it is believed that the royal family will keep the tradition and gather at Windsor Castle for the holiday weekend.
It is thought that King Charles and Queen consort Camilla – who are preparing for their coronation – will join the family, as will the Prince and Princess of Wales.
The royal family are expected to enjoy a roast dinner together after a gathering in St George’s Chapel, with menu items – such as venison and spring vegetables – sourced from the royal estates.
But while some traditions are likely to be kept, it’s been reported that now that Charles is monarch, he may be hosting a more relaxed event than the late Queen, who was believed to have strict dining rules.
RoyaI told expert Ingrid Seward The sun that one is specific late Queen’s dinner rule that Charles might choose to relax.
She said, “They will all eat together, but not the young children who will eat in the dining room of the nursery.
‘The Queen used to say they shouldn’t eat at the table until they could hold a knife and fork properly, but Charles might have relaxed that rule. But dinner is for adults only.’
Meanwhile, mum-of-three Kate, 41, was reportedly planning to host an Easter egg hunt for the royal children.
According to Ingrid: ‘Kate is a great organizer and will almost certainly organize an Easter egg hunt – the kids can also go to the royal stables and see the horses there and there’s an indoor pool to swim in and ponies to ride.’