Kate’s mini me! Princess Charlotte follows her mother’s footsteps as they both wave to the crowd after leaving Easter Sunday service
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Princess Charlotte was the Princess of Wales’s mini-me as they left the Easter Sunday service at Windsor Castle together.
Looking ready for Spring in a blue patterned dress, the seven-year-old royal walked alongside her mother after the morning service at St George’s Chapel.
Kate, 41, could be spotted waving to crowds waiting outside the chapel, with an adorable Charlotte soon following suit and offering her own goodbye in a form of a shy wave.
The Princess of Wales – who could be seen holding her daughter’s coat as the pair left together – put on an elegant display in a marine blue Catherine Walker coat and matching pill-box hat by Lock & Co.
The King, Queen Consort and other senior royals turned out in force in the grounds of the castle, enjoying the bright sunshine ahead of the first Easter Sunday service of Charles’s reign.
Princess Charlotte was the Princess of Wales’s mini-me as they left the Easter Sunday service at Windsor Castle together
Charles and Camilla arrived wearing matching royal blue outfits, with the King in a suit and the Queen Consort wearing a coat dress by Anna Valentine 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, nine, Princess Charlotte, seven, and four-year-old Prince Louis.
William and Prince George walked side-by-side wearing matching navy suits, while Princess Charlotte held her father’s hand upon their arrival.
Prince Louis, attending 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 in 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 likely to have been a moving moment for the royal family, with the 15th century chapel being the late Queen’s final resting place and the Easter Sunday service the first to take place since her death.
Elizabeth II is buried in the church’s tiny King George VI Memorial Chapel, alongside 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 set in the floor.
Looking ready for Spring in a blue patterned dress, the seven-year-old royal walked alongside her mother after the morning service at St George’s Chapel
Kate, 41, could be spotted waving to crowds waiting outside the chapel, with an adorable Charlotte soon following suit and offering her own goodbye in a form of a shy wave
Princess Charlotte wore a navy blue dress and light blue tights for her Easter Sunday outing
After the Sunday service, Charlotte stepped out of St George’s Chapel in a light blue, floral dress, having taken off her coat as the warm Spring day settled in
Kate and Prince Louis held hands as they approached St George’s Chapel in Windsor today
Charles, as monarch, has succeeded his mother to become the Supreme Governor of the Church of England.
In less than a month’s time, he will be crowned alongside Camilla in a religious service in Westminster Abbey.
The family attended Mattins at historic St George’s Chapel, where Queen Elizabeth was interred last September.
Today makes The King and Queen’s 18th wedding anniversary and the second anniversary of Prince Philip’s death.
The King and Queen Consort looked in good spirits as they waved hello to the crowds of people watching on as the royals walked into St George’s Chapel.
Today will no doubt be a bittersweet moment for the Royal Family, as they celebrate yet another family occasion 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 complimentary colours
The King and Queen Consort looked in good spirits as they waved hello to the crowds of people watching on as the royals walked into St George’s Chapel
It is also likely to be a moving moment for the royal family, with the 15th century chapel being the late Queen’s final resting place and the Easter Sunday service the first to take place since her death (Zara and Mike Tindall are pictured on Sunday with their family)
Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh with Prince Edward, Duke of Edinburgh and James, Earl of Wessex attends the Easter Mattins Service
Pregnant Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank walked hand-in-hand as they arrived on Sunday
After this morning’s service, it is thought the royals will keep with tradition and gather inside 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 well as the Prince and Princess of Wales.
The Royal Family are expected to enjoy a roast dinner together after gathering at St George’s Chapel, with menu items – such as venison and spring vegetables – sourced from the royal estates.
But while some traditions will likely be upheld, it’s been reported that now Charles is monarch, he may be hosting a more relaxed event than the late Queen, who was believed to have some strict dinner rules in place.
Royal expert Ingrid Seward told The Sun that there is one specific dinner rule of the late Queen’s that Charles might choose to relax.
She said: ‘They will all have dinner together but not the young children they will eat in the nursery dining room.
‘The Queen always said until they could hold a knife and fork properly they could not eat at the table, but Charles might have relaxed that rule a bit. But dinner is only for grown-ups.’
Meanwhile, mother-of-three Kate, 41, was reportedly planning to organise an Easter egg hunt for the royal children.
According to Ingrid: ‘Kate is a great organiser and will almost certainly organise an Easter egg hunt – the children can also go to the royal mews and see the horses there and there is an indoor pool for swimming and ponies for them to ride.’
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