The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made their Easter debut as the Prince and Princess of Wales, accompanied by their three children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. The royal family attended the Easter church service at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on Sunday, April 2nd.
Wale’s family on their blue outfits
The Wales family’s coordinated blue outfits caught the attention of onlookers, who noted that the family often chooses blue for their family portraits.
Princess Kate donned a Catherine Walker & Co coat dress, while Princess Charlotte sported a floral dress and blue tights under a navy coat.
Prince George and Prince Louis both wore suits, but Prince Louis also wore shorts, as is traditional for young upper-class boys in Britain.
All three of the Cambridge children showed off their handshakes while leaving the church service, greeting the pastor with the gesture.
This was Prince Louis’ Easter debut, coming just a few months after he joined the royals for their Christmas Day church outing for the first time.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte are quickly becoming pros at traditional royal events and have joined the family at many outings. This includes the Christmas walk, a memorial service for their great-grandfather Prince Philip in March 2022, and the funeral for their great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth in September.
King Charles and Queen Camilla’s first Easter since Queen’s death
The Easter church service marked the first time that King Charles and Queen Camilla led the Easter celebrations since Charles ascended to the throne following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth, in September 2022.
The service was likely bittersweet for the family, as it marked the first Easter without the late queen.
Prince George will have a big role at his grandfather’s upcoming coronation on May 6th. The young royal, who is second in line to the throne, is set to be a page for the King at the historic ceremony.
A spokesperson for the Prince and Princess of Wales tells People’s Magazine that “his parents are very excited and delighted that he is a page.
It’s something that his parents have thought long and hard about and are very much looking forward to — and I’m sure George is, too.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have previously shared that their children celebrate Easter with an egg hunt.
In 2020, the royal couple conducted their first-ever full royal engagement via video call amid the coronavirus pandemic, chatting with a school in northern England.
Towards the end of the call, the staff wished them a happy Easter, and Prince William assured them that they would be celebrating with plenty of candy.
“There will be a lot of chocolate being eaten here, don’t worry!” he said. Then Kate turned to her husband with a laugh and quipped, “You keep eating it!”
The Easter church service at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle was a beautiful display of royal tradition and family togetherness.
Despite the bittersweet nature of the event, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their three children brought joy to the occasion, all while coordinating their outfits in a stunning shade of blue.