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Members of the British royal family, including Prince William and his wife Kate, attended an Easter Sunday church service at Windsor Castle.

Queen Elizabeth II, who has had mobility issues, did not attend the service at St George’s Chapel on the castle grounds, a fixture on the royal calendar.

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William and Kate, also known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were accompanied by two of their three children – Prince George, 8, and Princess Charlotte, 6.

Also present were the Queen’s youngest son, Prince Edward, with his wife Sophie and their children, and Princess Eugenie, Prince Andrew’s daughter.

The Queen, who turns 96 on Thursday, celebrates her platinum jubilee this year, marking 70 years on the throne.

Britain’s Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge arrive with Prince George and Princess Charlotte at the Easter Morning Service at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in Berkshire, England, Sunday April 17, 2022.
(Andrew Matthews/Pool Photo via AP)

She has reduced her public duties on the orders of her doctors since spending a night in hospital in October and also had a bout of COVID-19 in February. The Queen attended a memorial service for her late husband Prince Philip last month and continued to meet diplomats and politicians virtually.

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She was visited by her grandson Prince Harry and his wife Meghan on Thursday, the first time the couple have visited the UK together since they left the royal family in 2020 and moved to California.

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Harry and Meghan visited the Queen in Windsor, 32 kilometers west of London, on their way to the Netherlands for the Invictus Games. Harry is the founder and sponsor of the international athletic competition for injured and ill service members and veterans.

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