One big happy family! Kate Middleton, Prince William, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Harry stepped out for their annual Easter Sunday church service at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, England, and it looked like everyone was having a great time. Meghan Markle was noticeably absent from the festivities since she is about to give birth any day now. Scroll through the pics below to see their outing.
On Sunday, April 21, Kate Middleton and Prince William walked with their other family members — Princess Beatrice, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, Mike and Zara Tindall, Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Lady Louise Windsor — to the Easter celebrations.
The royals waited as Queen Elizabeth — who is celebrating her 93rd birthday today — entered the Easter service first. Of course, the Queen looked amazing in a bright mint green outfit along with a matching hat.
Kate, 37, wore a light blue ensemble with heels while her hubby, Prince William, 36, looked dapper in a dark blue suit. The duo must have left their three children — George, 5, Charlotte, 3, and Louis, 11 months — at home.
Meanwhile, Prince Harry walked in with Autumn Phillips and Peter Phillips. The red-headed royal is going to be a dad very soon, as his wife is due end of April or early May. “As someone who is about to become a father, I am acutely aware of our shared responsibility to make this world more resilient and it’s inhabitants more accountable for the next generation,” he said during a speech at Lancaster House in London in January. “The only way to see real progress is not by chance, it’s by change. Let’s get to work.”
Even though Kate gave birth to her three kids at the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s hospital, it seems like Meghan is taking a different route. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very grateful for the goodwill they have received from people throughout the United Kingdom and around the world as they prepare to welcome their baby,” the April 11 statement from Buckingham Palace read. “Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private.”
“The duke and duchess look forward to sharing the exciting news with everyone once they have had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family,” the statement continued. Sorry everyone, but it seems like we won’t be seeing any pictures of the baby right away.
On April 5, Meghan and Harry even asked fans to donate to one of their charities instead of sending baby gifts. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are immensely grateful for the outpouring of love and support in anticipation of the birth of their first child,” an Instagram post from their official page read. “In lieu of sending gifts, the couple have long planned to encourage members of the public to make donations to select charities for children and parents in need.”
“If you already made a donation, the couple send you their greatest thanks,” the post continued. “If you are thinking about it, they ask that you kindly consider the following organizations they’ve selected, which we will highlight here over the next few days. Meghan and Harry encouraged their followers to donate to four charities — The Lunchbox Fund, Little Village HQ, WellChild and baby2baby — which all support children and young people in different areas of need. “The Duke and Duchess remain appreciative for your warm wishes and kindness during this especially happy time in their lives. Thank you for sharing the love.”
So, has William given his brother any advice on fatherhood? “It’s very daunting how tiny they are when they first arrive,” he said at an event in February. “They are so fragile, tiny little fingers and toes. You do feel like if you move them around too much, they are going to break, but they don’t. Wait until they’re nine months and they’ll be off.”
Kate and William hardly show any PDA in public, but it seemed like they were laughing and having a good time together. “I’m very lucky in the support I have from Catherine,” Prince William said in an interview in 2016. “She is an amazing mother and a fantastic wife.” Aw!
When a fan asked Kate if she was excited for Meghan’s new baby in November 2018, she couldn’t contain her excitement. “Yeah, absolutely,” she confessed. “It’s such a special time to have all the kiddies and a cousin for George and Charlotte, as well as Louis, so it’ll be really special.” We can’t wait to see more adorable photos of all the children together!