Prince Louis was pictured clutching his mum’s hand as he joined members of the Royal Family for the Easter Sunday service at Windsor this morning – the first one since the Queen’s death.
Senior royals including King Charles and Camilla, Queen Consort, the Prince and Princess of Wales with their children were out in force at St George’s Chapel on the grounds of the Berkshire castle for the traditional Easter Day Mattins.
A staple in the royal calendar, last year’s event saw the now-Prince and Princess of Wales attend in the spring sunshine with their two eldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Today is going to be bittersweet for royals as it is the first Easter since the death of Queen Elizabeth II, who was known to enjoy this time of year that she usually spent with her family.
The service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor is likely to be a moving moment for royals as the late Queen is buried in the church’s King George VI Memorial Chapel, alongside her beloved husband Philip and her parents, George VI and the Queen Mother.
This Sunday also marks the second anniversary of the death of Prince Philip, who passed away at Windsor Castle on April 9, 2021, three weeks after being discharged from hospital.
It is also the first Easter Sunday service of the King’s reign – and the family are expected to gather after leaving the church to have a roast dinner which usually is lamb.
The late Queen missed last April’s Easter Sunday service due to mobility problems.
Charles, as monarch, succeeded his mother to become the Supreme Governor of the Church of England.
In less than a month’s time, he will be crowned alongside Camilla in a religious service in Westminster Abbey.