For the first Easter Sunday since the death of Queen Elizabeth II, King Charles III and Queen Camilla led a large contingent of the royal family for traditional services at St. George Chapel in Windsor. the day marked the first time Prince Louis, who will turn 5 on April 23, attended the service alongside his parents, Prince William and Princess Kate, and his siblings, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Best known for his scene-stealing facial expressions at last year’s Platinum Jubilee, Louis was more subdued this time around, but he did wear one accessory that gave a little insight into his personality: a navy tie embroidered with small bicycles.
Easter 2023 took place exactly two years after the funeral of Prince Philip was held in the same church, and James, the 15-year-old son of Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, wore a green tie emblazoned with Land Rovers, a favorite car of the late prince. Philip owned an array of Land Rovers throughout his life and he spent nearly two decades designing the green Land Rover hearse that carried him through Windsor Home Park during his funeral. In March, Edward and Sophie became the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, the title that Philip held after his marriage to the late queen, and James is now the Earl of Wessex, the title Edward was given when he married Sophie in 1999.
Both Kate and Camilla wore bright royal blue tones, matching with Charles in a more subdued royal blue suit. Kate first wore her Catherine Walker & Co coat dress to the 2022 Commonwealth day service. Unusually, she also wore bright red nail polish. The royal procession into the service also included Prince Andrew, Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, Princess Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, and Princess Anne.
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