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Queen attends Easter service at Windsor without Prince Philip

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Media captionThe Queen attended St George's Chapel, along with some of her grandchildren

The Queen has attended the Easter service at Windsor Castle, along with other members of the Royal Family.

The Duke of Edinburgh was absent from the service at St George's Chapel - as were Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who will marry there in May.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were the last to arrive - entering the church a few minutes after the service was scheduled to start.

The duchess is expecting her third child this month.

Members of the public waited outside the 14th-century chapel as the royals arrived and two young girls presented flowers to the Queen after the service.

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Image caption The duchess is on maternity leave and is expected to give birth to her third child this month
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Image caption The Princess Royal, centre right, was also in attendance, as were the Queen's grandchildren Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice
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Image caption The Queen was presented with an Easter bouquet by two young girls

Prince Andrew and his daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie were in attendance, along with Eugenie's fiance Jack Brooksbank.

The Princess Royal and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence led the Royal Family down the hill to the chapel, and were joined by Zara Tindall, who is expecting a baby, which is believed to be due in the summer.

It is understood that Prince Philip, who is 96, had not been due to attend the service because he has been experiencing some trouble with his hip.

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