The women of the royal family stepped out to join the Queen for Easter Day service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, in a rainbow of spring colours – with a notable exception.
Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, her daughter Lady Louise, Princess Anne and her daughter-in-law Autumn Phillips attended the annual service but the Duchess of Cambridge was nowhere to be seen.
As Prince William spends the Bank Holiday weekend in Kenya, it is thought that Kate will bring Prince George and Princess Charlotte to celebrate Easter with her parents in Bucklebury, Berkshire.
The group of siblings, in-laws and cousins laughed and chatted as they walked into the church for the annual service. The family were greeted by the Right Reverend David Connor, who led the Easter Day service.
Princess Beatrice and her sister Eugenie turned up in towering stilettos for an Easter Sunday church service with the Queen. Both looked chic in macs teamed with spiked-heel shoes, discreet jewellery and rakish hats, as they walked beside their cousin, Prince Edward and Sophie’s 12-year-old daughter Lady Louise Windsor
Beatrice, 27, looked a little unstable in her £199 Kurt Geiger black patent leather shoes – supported by just a thin metal rod – while Eugenie, 26, tottered in pink leather heels also by Kurt Geiger.
Princess Eugenie looked elegant in a belted navy coat accompanied by a pink fascinator, as she chatted to her 12-year-old cousin Lady Louise. A chic Princess Beatrice joined them, wearing a stylish robin’s egg blue mac with spike heeled shoes and a clutch.
And their aunt Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, 51, was not to be outdone and wore daring black patent Christian Dior heels with sharp pointed toes and transparent sides.
Prince Edward’s daughter appears to be following in her mother’s footsteps and developing a keen sense of fashion, stepping out in a beret and white wool coat as she enjoyed conversation with her older cousin.
Sophie Wessex paid tribute to Kate’s favourite designer donning a stylish wrap-around scarlet coat from Sportmax and black felt hat along with black patent leather high heeled shoes.
Peter and Autumn Phillips were also in attendance with Peter’s mother Princess Anne, after spending Good Friday at the Gatcome Horse Trials together.
The Queen was a burst of colour as she attended the church in a primrose coat, and later emerged with Prince Philip smiling and holding a bouquet of flowers.
The monarch was presented with the spring posy by a young well-wisher who waited her arrival outside the chapel. The young girl curtsied before the Queen before handing her the Easter bouquet which perfectly complimented her yellow ensemble.
The Queen may have opted for a soft festive shade but her children, daughters-in-law, grandchildren and granddaughters-in-law appeared to have got the memo about spring shades.