Why Meghan Markle Skipped The Royal Family's Easter Service

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Easter Sunday at Windsor Castle was a royal affair, but with a noticeable absence

Yesterday, the British royal family stepped out in Windsor for their annual Easter Sunday service. The occasion doubled as a celebration of the Queen's 93rd birthday, surrounded by her nearest and dearest. Members of the Royal family including Prince William and Kate Middleton attended a service at St George's Chapel - the same chapel in which Prince Harry and Meghan were married.

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The Duchess of Cambridge opted for a pastel blue dress with matching coat and fascinator hat, from one of her favourite designers, Alexander McQueen, to mark the occasion. 

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Princess Beatrice, her father Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, his wife Sophie and their daughter Lady Louise Windsor, were all in attendance. Mike and Zara Tindall and Autumn and Peter Phillips also showed up. Prince Harry made a solo appearance, as Meghan Markle was unmistakably absent. 

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The Daily Mail’s Royal Correspondent, Rebecca English, tipped that Meghan probably sat this one out because her due date is fast approaching - it's reportedly in late April

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s children, George, Louis and Charlotte were also absent from the celebrations, as were Prince Charles and Camilla.

Social media tributes to the Queen poured in from the public and royals alike, including a sweet Instagram gallery from Prince Harry and Meghan on their brand new joint account

As the Royals left St George's Chapel, the crowd even sung 'Happy Birthday' to the monarch. 


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