Not long now! Kate and Zara show off their bumps as they join the Queen and other royals

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Not long now! Kate and Zara show off their bumps as they join the Queen and other royals

for the Easter Sunday service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor – where Meghan and Harry will tie the knot in May

In a smart-looking chocolate-brown coat, the Duchess of Cambridge, 36, due to give birth within weeks, looked on relaxed form as she arrived at St George’s Chapel, Windsor with Prince William this morning
William and Kate broke with protocol by arriving several minutes after the Queen at the annual royal service
The Queen opted for an eye-catching cerise ensemble as she was joined by a host of other royals at the traditional Easter Mattins service including Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and Princess Anne
Zara Tindall, 36, also showed off her blossoming bump in a brightly-coloured blue bespoke Séraphine coat as she chatted with Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and Eugenie’s fiance Jack Brooksbank
The Duke of Edinburgh, 96, did not attend the service and is thought to be suffering with a sore hip
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, not attending the service, will marry at the Windsor chapel on May 19th

The royal family gathered this morning for a traditional Easter Sunday Service – at the chapel where Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will marry on May 19th.

Earlier, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, just weeks from welcoming their third child, arrived at St George's Chapel looking in ebullient mood
Earlier, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, just weeks from welcoming their third child, arrived at St George’s Chapel looking in ebullient mood

The Queen, who celebrates her 92nd birthday later this month, led her family into the chapel, being offered a salute by an attending police officer.

Meanwhile, the wedding of the year continues to take shape; it was officially announced this morning by Kensington Palace that Philippa Craddock has been chosen to decorate the chapel on Harry and Meghan’s big day next month.

The floral designer, who started her business nine years ago, has a list of high-profile clients, including British Vogue, Hampton Court Palace and the V&A. She has also provided her services for Kensington Palace before.

And the flowers and plants will be locally-sourced, with many coming the gardens and parkland of The Crown Estate and Windsor Great Park.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, expecting their third child within weeks, broke usual protocol by arriving after the Queen at the Easter Mattins Service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.

The couple eschewed the downhill walk and took a royal car to the entrance, arriving several minutes after the Queen, who also arrived by car and was travelling without the Duke of Edinburgh, 96, who did not attend the service.

Although Meghan and Harry also chose not to appear at the chapel where they’ll tie the knot next month; the Queen, dressed in cerise, was joined by Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, with Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall all also in attendance for the seasonal service.

Arriving without husband Mike Tindall and daughter Mia Grace, Zara did take the short downhill walk, showing off her blossoming bump in a blue bespoke Séraphine coat and hat by Jane Taylor as she chatted with Princess Beatrice, her sister Eugenie and husband-to-be Jack Brooksbank at the chapel’s entrance.

Bump's the word! Kate, 36, looked comfortable on a cold day dressed in a smart chocolate-brown coat with matching velour pillbox hat and caramel-coloured heels
Bump’s the word! Kate, 36, looked comfortable on a cold day dressed in a smart chocolate-brown coat with matching velour pillbox hat and caramel-coloured heels

Hundreds of well-wishers lined the entrance to the Windsor Castle estate hoping for a glimpse of the royals on their annual spring outing.

Wearing a smart-looking chocolate-brown coat, Kate, 36, who is due to give birth to her third child in London in a matter of weeks, looked comfortable and relaxed as she was greeted at the chapel with Prince William by her side. The couple left their two children, George, four and Charlotte, two, at home.

Despite being eight months’ pregnant, the Duchess has yet to park her favourite heels and finished off her smart look with a pair of towering caramel-hued shoes and matching clutch purse.

While the Queen attended the event without Prince Philip, it is not thought his absence is due to a serious health problem, the Duke was spotted driving around the grounds of the Windsor Estate last week.

Expected to give birth at the Lindo Wing at London's St Mary's Hospital in Paddington sometime this month or in early May, the Duchess looked in fine form as she joined
Expected to give birth at the Lindo Wing at London’s St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington sometime this month or in early May, the Duchess looked in fine form as she joined

And Kate wasn’t the only one showing off her bump; Zara Tindall looked radiant in bright blue, with her ever blossoming bump clearly on display.

Princess Anne, accompanied by husband Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, were among the first to make the journey down the hill to the religious venue.

Zara appears to be keeping a close eye on the pavement as she heads to St George's Chapel
Zara appears to be keeping a close eye on the pavement as she heads to St George’s Chapel

Despite the inclement weather, the royals opted for spring colour, with Princess Anne sporting a co-ordinated turquoise blue number. Meanwhile, Princess Eugenie mirrored her grandmother’s pink, with a cerise hat.

Sophie Wessex looked chic in a navy wrap-around coat and dramatic fascinator as she walked alongside Lady Louise Windsor, who opted for an aubergine-coloured ensemble.

At the chapel’s entrance, Sophie appeared to comfort her distressed-looking ten-year-old son James, Viscount Severn. The royal tenderly stroked his cheek as the family prepared to enter the service.

The Queen, who celebrates her 92nd birthday later this month, led her family into the chapel, being offered a salute by an attending police officer.

It is Spring, honest! Hundreds of well-wishers lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the royals together
It is Spring, honest! Hundreds of well-wishers lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the royals together

Meanwhile, the wedding of the year continues to take shape; it was officially announced this morning by Kensington Palace that Philippa Craddock has been chosen to decorate the chapel on Harry and Meghan’s big day next month.

The floral designer, who started her business nine years ago, has a list of high-profile clients, including British Vogue, Hampton Court Palace and the V&A. She has also provided her services for Kensington Palace before.

The Dean of Windsor, David Conner, led the service, attended by the royal family every year, and strolled by the side of the Queen as she made her way out of the chapel
The Dean of Windsor, David Conner, led the service, attended by the royal family every year, and strolled by the side of the Queen as she made her way out of the chapel

And the flowers and plants will be locally-sourced, with many coming the gardens and parkland of The Crown Estate and Windsor Great Park.

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