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Family: Members of royal family to attend Easter Sunday service without the Queen

Foreign royals attend Philip's memorial, but Queen is 'in the balance'

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Members of the royal family are due to attend the Easter Sunday service in Windsor, but the Queen is not expected to join them for the church event. The service is a staple in the royal calendar but the monarch, who has been experiencing mobility issues, will not be joining other family members at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, who represented the Queen at Thursday’s Royal Maundy service at the same chapel, are also understood not to be attending the Easter Sunday service. The Queen was present at a recent service at Westminster Abbey commemorating the life of the Duke of Edinburgh with senior royals and a congregation of hundreds, and has been carrying out virtual events and her other duties as head of state.

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  Prince William says royal family 'supports with pride and respect' any future decision made by Queen's overseas realms During royal tour in Bahamas, Prince William says British royal family 'supports with pride and respect' any decisions taken by the Queen’s overseas realms over their future . GALLERY: Best photos from William and Kate's first full day in the Bahamas - sailing, school visit and meeting frontline workers At a reception to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, hosted by Bahamas Governor General Cornelius Alvin Smith, Prince William told guests: "Next year, I know you are all looking forward to celebrating fifty years of independence – your Golden Anniversary.

The 95-year-old, who turns 96 on Thursday, reached her Platinum Jubilee in February and overcame a bout of Covid after testing positive that month. After spending a night in hospital last October she spent the following three months under doctors’ orders to only conduct light duties and missed a number of prominent events.

The Queen had a visit from her grandson the Duke of Sussex and his wife the Duchess of Sussex in Windsor on Thursday. Harry and Meghan had flown from their home in the US and stopped off in England before heading to The Hague in the Netherlands for the Invictus Games.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited the Queen in Windsor on Thursday © Aaron Chown/PA The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited the Queen in Windsor on Thursday

While in Windsor, the couple also met with the Prince of Wales. Harry and Meghan’s attendance at a reception at the games on Friday marked their first public appearance together in Europe since quitting as senior working royals more than two years ago.

Harry founded the Invictus Games to aid the rehabilitation of injured or sick military personnel and veterans from across the globe, by giving them the challenge of competing in sporting events similar to the Paralympics.

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How Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family Spend the Easter Holiday .
From giving up chocolate for lent to distributing symbolic gifts in recognition of public service, the royal family follows a host of Easter traditions.Like many families across the world, the royals have their own special Easter traditions, which include church services and family get-togethers.

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