Someone’s missing! Pregnant Meghan is nowhere to be seen as Harry joins The Queen on her 93rd birthday with William, Kate, Zara and Mike Tindall at Easter Sunday service

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Kate pictured laughing as she arrives with her husband was on a rare outing without the children Prince George Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis
Kate pictured laughing as she arrives with her husband was on a rare outing without the children Prince George Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis

Queen Elizabeth II is the second-oldest currently serving state leader by age
Joined for the Easter Mattins Service by the Cambridges and Prince Harry
Elizabeth II, who has a strong faith, usually celebrates Easter at Windsor Castle
Earlier today Duke and Duchess of Sussex sent birthday wishes to the Queen

Her Majesty smiled as she waved at the crowds while clutching bright floral bouquets
Her Majesty smiled as she waved at the crowds while clutching bright floral bouquets

The Queen looked radiant in a duck egg blue ensemble today as she celebrated her 93rd birthday by attending an Easter Sunday service at St George’s Chapel.

Her Majesty dressed in a bright pink satin dress beneath her blue coat receives bouquets of spring flowers from two smartly dressed youngsters on her birthday
Her Majesty dressed in a bright pink satin dress beneath her blue coat receives bouquets of spring flowers from two smartly dressed youngsters on her birthday

Her Majesty was joined by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex at Windsor Castle today – though pregnant Meghan was nowhere to be seen.

The Queen pictured being welcomed at the Windsor Castle chapel by Prince Harry Zara and Mike Tindall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
The Queen pictured being welcomed at the Windsor Castle chapel by Prince Harry Zara and Mike Tindall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Zara and Mike Tindall, Prince Andrew, Princess Beatrice, Sophie Countess of Wessex, her son James Viscount Severn, and Peter and Autumn Phillips and were also in attendance for the seasonal service.

The Queen was welcomed to the annual ceremony by The Dean of Windsor David Conner
The Queen was welcomed to the annual ceremony by The Dean of Windsor David Conner

Kate, 37, who wore a recycled lilac Alexander McQueen coat dress, beamed as she greeted her grandmother-in-law with a curtsey outside the chapel. She previously wore the gown in 2014 on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand.

Autumn Phillips dressed in a chic navy belted coat dress Claire Mischevani and a navy and cream rose cocktail hat by milliner Julian Garner
Autumn Phillips dressed in a chic navy belted coat dress Claire Mischevani and a navy and cream rose cocktail hat by milliner Julian Garner

Earlier today the Duke and Duchess of Sussex sent birthday wishes to Her Majesty, writing on Instagram: ‘Happy Birthday Your Majesty, Ma’am, Granny. Wishing you the most wonderful day! Harry & Meghan.’

Her Majesty was joined by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge pictured curtseying as the monarch walked past
Her Majesty was joined by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge pictured curtseying as the monarch walked past

Prince Harry, 34, who walked towards the chapel beside Princess Anne as opposed to his brother William, 36, managed to match his tie to his grandmother’s colour scheme.

Prince Harry leans over to exchange a few words with Mike Tindall Kate and William as they await the Queens arrival
Prince Harry leans over to exchange a few words with Mike Tindall Kate and William as they await the Queens arrival
Paying their respects Sophie Countess of Wessex Peter and Autumn Phillips and James Viscount Severn greet Her Majesty as she arrives for the morning service
Paying their respects Sophie Countess of Wessex Peter and Autumn Phillips and James Viscount Severn greet Her Majesty as she arrives for the morning service

Pregnant Meghan, 37, who is expected to give birth any day now, was absent from the service. She and Harry released a statement last Thursday explaining the decision, revealing that they will also not be sharing any of the plans surrounding the birth, such as the date or the location.

Earlier today the Duke and Duchess of Sussex posted a happy birthday message to the Queen on their Instagram account
Earlier today the Duke and Duchess of Sussex posted a happy birthday message to the Queen on their Instagram account

Princess Beatrice arrived on the arm of her father Prince Andrew, wearing a blue embellished dress by Claire Mischevani and a copper cocktail hat by London milliner Juliette Botterill.

The Duchess of Cambridge chatted happily to Zara Tindall as the family gathered prior to the service
The Duchess of Cambridge chatted happily to Zara Tindall as the family gathered prior to the service

Like Kate, Zara Tindall also opted for a coat dress style, with a complimentary pale pink felt cocktail hat by Sarah Cant. Her former rugby player husband matched his tie to his wife’s pink accessories.

The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Lawrence arrive for the Easter Mattins Service at St Georges Chapel
The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Lawrence arrive for the Easter Mattins Service at St Georges Chapel

Elizabeth II, who has a strong faith, usually celebrates Easter at Windsor Castle by joining members of her family at a service in St George’s Chapel.

Pictured left to right James Viscount Severn Sophie Countess of Wessex Peter Phillips Autumn Phillips Prince Harry Duke of Sussex
Pictured left to right James Viscount Severn Sophie Countess of Wessex Peter Phillips Autumn Phillips Prince Harry Duke of Sussex

Later today at Buckingham Palace, the Band of the Irish Guards will perform a rendition of Happy Birthday in her honour on the forecourt as part of the Changing of the Guard ceremony.

Earlier this week The Queen was joined by her granddaughter Princess Eugenie for the annual Maundy Thursday service, which sees her offering commemorative coins to senior citizens.

Kate wore a stunning diamond and pearl oak leaf and acorn brooch which she first debuted in May during the Queens Diamond Jubilee celebrations
Kate wore a stunning diamond and pearl oak leaf and acorn brooch which she first debuted in May during the Queens Diamond Jubilee celebrations

The recipients are retired pensioners, recommended by clergy and ministers of all denominations – in recognition of service to the Church and to the local community.

April 21, the day the Queen was born, is the first of the monarch’s two birthdays.

Lady Louise Windsor and Sophie Countess of Wessexopted for vibrant floral patterns for the Easter Sunday celebration
Lady Louise Windsor and Sophie Countess of Wessexopted for vibrant floral patterns for the Easter Sunday celebration

She also has an official one on the second Saturday in June each year, which is commemorated with the Trooping the Colour parade.

James Viscount Severn and Prince Edward looked smart in full suits
James Viscount Severn and Prince Edward looked smart in full suits

Gun salutes are also fired as a mark of respect to the Queen on her special day – but never on a Sunday, so this year they will be delayed by one day.

Princess Beatrice and Prince Andrew were also in attendance with Beatrice sporting one of her signature elaborate hats
Princess Beatrice and Prince Andrew were also in attendance with Beatrice sporting one of her signature elaborate hats

On Monday, the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery will ride their horses and gun carriages past Buckingham Palace en route to Hyde Park to stage a 41 Gun Royal Salute at noon.

A 62-gun salute will also be performed by the Honourable Artillery Company at the Tower of London at 1pm the same day.

As well as today the Queen has another official birthday on the second Saturday in June each year which is commemorated with the Trooping the Colour parade
As well as today the Queen has another official birthday on the second Saturday in June each year which is commemorated with the Trooping the Colour parade

The Queen became Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, passing her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria’s record, in September 2015.

The Queen pictured leaving the service donned a set of pearl earrings and a necklace for the Easter service as well as a black handbag shoes and gloves
The Queen pictured leaving the service donned a set of pearl earrings and a necklace for the Easter service as well as a black handbag shoes and gloves

With the death of 88-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand in 2016, the Queen now holds the record for the world’s longest reigning living monarch.

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