THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have joined the Queen for an Easter service at Windsor Castle.
They were not accompanied by Prince George or Princess Charlotte.
The Queen wore a turquoise coat and hat for the service and arrived at the chapel in a car with the Duke of Edinburgh.
Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, Prince Edward, the Countess of Wessex — and their children Lady Louise Windsor and Viscount Severn, also attended the service.
Princess Anne and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence were also seen arriving at the chapel.
Dozens of people waited outside for the royal arrival, and clapped as the monarch entered the church through the Galilee Porch.
Kate’s outfit for the service prompted comparisons to the fashion sense exhibited by former First Lady of the USA Jackie Kennedy in 1965.
The cream coat Kate decided to wear for the service was created by Catherine Walker — believed to be one of her favourite designers.
The Duchess of Cambridge greeted Her Majesty with a curtsy as she arrived for the service today.
Her public show of deference was also echoed by her husband who bowed his head as his grandmother approached.
Although Kate regularly curtsies to the Queen it is an act rarely seen in public and protocol suggests it only happens when the two first meet on a given day.
Speaking to People Magazine about the protocol, Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty magazine, said: “It is rare, but it indicates that this was the first time that the Duchess saw the Queen. It would normally happen in private.
“It’s unusual to see it in public but not unique. That would have been the first communication between them on that day.”
The Easter Mattins Service was officiated by the Dean of Windsor, The Right Revd David Conner.
This story was originally published in The Sun and is reproduced here with their permission
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