03:00PM, Sunday 01 April 2018
Excited tourists flocked outside Windsor Castle to catch a glimpse of The Queen, who attended this morning’s Easter Sunday service at St George’s Chapel.
Her Majesty arrived in a Bentley, wearing a magenta coat and a pastel green floral dress, and came without the Duke of Edinburgh, who retired from royal duties last year.
Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, arrived late, reaching the chapel after The Queen had entered.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were not in attendance, nor were Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
After the morning of hymns and sermons, Queen Elizabeth II was presented flowers by Madeleine Carleston and Amelia Vivian, both aged six.
Amelia’s father James, is an organist and director of music at the chapel, while Madeleine’s father Tim, is a countertenor chorister.
Describing their encounter with the Head of State, the girls, who live in the castle grounds, said they were ‘a bit shy’ but ‘excited’.
They said The Queen wished them a happy Easter as they passed their bouquet, and that Prince William asked if they had been on an Easter egg hunt yet.
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