Berkshire

Queen attends Easter Sunday service at Windsor Castle

The Queen was joined by members of the Royal Family as they attended an Easter Sunday service at Windsor Castle.

The annual Easter Matins took place at St George's Chapel.

The Queen, dressed in a pale blue hat and suit, and the Duke of Edinburgh were presented with flowers from children amid glorious sunshine.

It was one of the last formal engagements before the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey on Friday.

The couple did not attend.

The Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry were also not at the service.

The Queen arrived at the chapel in the grounds of the castle in a car with the Duke of Edinburgh.

Also in attendance was the Princess Royal and her husband Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, the Duke of York with his daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, and the Earl and Countess of Wessex.

The royal group made their way to the chapel on foot for the traditional family visit.

The service was conducted by the Right Rev David Connor, the Dean of Windsor.

Afterwards, a crowd of onlookers clapped as the Queen chatted to local schoolchildren and was presented with bouquets of flowers.

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead will host 17 street parties on Friday for the royal wedding.

In total more than 100 applications have been made for street parties across Berkshire.

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