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Royal family attend Easter service at St George's Chapel

Royal family attend Easter service at St George's Chapel

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Justin Burns

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Royal family attend Easter service at St George's Chapel

 

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh leave the service
A military knight in Windsor beamed with pride as his grandchildren gave bouquets of flowers to the Queen on Easter Sunday.

 

Jasmine Willans, seven, and sister Savannah, nine, were among seven who gave posies to the head of state after a church service at St George's Chapel.

The siblings said they were 'nervous and shaking' when they handed the flowers to the Queen, and said she thanked them and wished them Happy Easter.

Their grandfather Lieutenant Colonel Jolyon Willans was installed as a Military Knight of Windsor in 2009 and is based at Windsor Castle.

Dressed in a silk lilac, green and white Stewart Parvin dress - Her Majesty was joined by three generations of her family.

They included Prince Andrew the Duke of York, Princess Anne, Prince Edward the Earl of Wessex and Princess Eugenie of York.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh arrived in a chauffeur-driven Bentley, while some royals strolled down the hill to the 14th-century chapel.

Uplifting hymns reverberated from within the walls before the Mattins service took place, which closed with the national anthem.

As she left the service the Queen was met by a sizeable crowd, many who had waited patiently to catch a glimpse of members of the royal family before and after the service.

Former Maidenhead nanny Emma Hoos, who was on holiday from Australia came especially to see them with her two children.

The 40-year-old said: "I love the monarchy and have never seen the Queen before - it has been fantastic and do not want Australia to be a republic."

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