Naughty Kate and William arrive to Easter service LATE after delays from the Middletons
KATE, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William arrived to the Easter Sunday service after the Queen today in a royal faux pas, after the couple were delayed by traffic travelling in from the Middleton family home.
Kate couldn’t hide her burgeoning baby bump when she eventually arrived at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle for the service.
Despite covering up in a black coat and brown hat, it could clearly be seen she had bloomed during maternity leave, despite just days away from the public eye.
But both she and Prince William are likely to be in the Queen’s bad books as they arrived after the monarch, supposedly because they were caught in traffic on the way to the service.
It is royal protocol for the most senior member of the royal family to arrive last.
But all the members of the royal family – including the Queen – had already entered the church when the Duke and Duchess finally arrived.
The Queen was welcomed with curtsies from the likes of Princess Beatrice and Eugenie, who had brought her fiance James Brooksbank to the event.
But she was seen looking for her grandson and granddaughter in law who were missing from the line up.
The couple are visiting the Middletons this Easter at their home in Bucklebury.
The Queen cut a forlorn figure this morning as she arrived without her husband Prince Philip, who is still struggling with hip problems.
Prince Philip also missed a Windsor Castle ceremony last Thursday, where he had been set to hand over his role as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards to his son, Prince Andrew.
Although the Duke has been “feeling under the weather” according to reports, his condition is not thought to be serious.
The 96-year-old was last seen on Wednesday, March 28 driving around Windsor Great Park.
Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge traditionally attend an Easter Sunday church service alongside the Queen, who is fresh from distributing Maundy money coins on Thursday.
Maundy money refers to coins that the Queen gives out at a different cathedral every year on the Thursday before Easter according to her age.
For example, when the Queen turned 90 she gave away 90 coins.
Her Majesty is the first monarch to travel around the country to carry out the tradition, which has been running since 600AD.
After she visited Leicester Cathedral last year, she has now been to every cathedral in England for the ceremony.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK
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