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The Royal Family Steps Out For Easter Service Without Queen Elizabeth II — See The Photos

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Apr. 17 2022, Published 2:36 p.m. ET

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The royal family appear to be having a happy Easter.

Prince William, Kate Middleton, their older children — Prince George, 8, and Princess Charlotte, 6 — and several other members of the royal family were spotted dressed in their Sunday best at St. George's Chapel in Windsor as they made their way to the Easter Mattins service — but as previously announced, Queen Elizabeth II was nowhere in sight.

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As OK! reported, Her Majesty, 95, chose to skip the service after battling several health woes. The monarch suffered a sprained back late last year, and has been struggling with mobility issues in recent months. Her health took another turn when she tested positive for COVID-19 in February.

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Since then, the Queen has been attending fewer public events, instead opting to make her appearances via video link whenever possible. Her late husband Prince Philip's memorial service in March marked her first in-person appearance outside of a royal residence since October.

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Despite the monarch's absence, the rest of the royal family seemed in cheery moods as they arrived at the annual church service. The Duchess of Cambridge was spotted in a gorgeous sky-blue dress with Princess Charlotte matching in her own blue ensemble.

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Meanwhile, William and Prince George were looking dapper in navy suits and ties.

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Among others in attendance were Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Princess Eugenie and Mike and Zara Tindall.

As for if the Queen attended a service elsewhere, royal biographer Angela Levin told Sky News she suspected she would visit her own small chapel at Windsor Castle.

"I can't imagine that she will miss saying her prayers and feeling that it actually is Easter Sunday," Levin explained. "I think that's what she's going to do but I think it's more of a worry that it's now been announced that we won't know if she's going to attend anything until on the day, so that shows how much her health goes up and down."

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