How Prince William and Kate Middleton Broke Royal Protocol This Weekend

Britain's Prince William and Kate Duchess of Cambridge visit Sports Aid at the Copperbox Arena in London Thursday

Britain's Prince William and Kate Duchess of Cambridge visit Sports Aid at the Copperbox Arena in London Thursday

Just a week after officially starting her maternity leave, Kate Middleton made a surprise public appearance at Easter service on Sunday. Prince George and Princess Charlotte did not join their parents too. With them were Princess Anne and husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, her son Peter Phillips and wife Autumn, Prince Edward, the Countess of Wessex, and their children Lady Louise and James, Viscount Severn.

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge traditionally attend an Easter Sunday church service alongside the Queen, who is fresh from distributing Maundy money coins on Thursday.

Well, it turns out the youngest members of the royal family don't always attend Easter service with the Queen.

Photographers failed to capture the celebration of Prince George and Princess Charlotte, also in the service of the absent Prince Harry with his bride Meghan Markle. She wore a dark coat, earrings and a pin made with huge pearls, and a brown fascinator-like hat adorned with a big bow. He and Markle are rumored to be spending the day in private-whether that means they'll join the royal family this afternoon or do their own thing is yet to be seen.

Both Harry & Meghan and Eugenie and Jack will marry at St George's Chapel later this year.

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The outlet also noted that Prince Harry hasn't attended the event with the Queen in years, suggesting that it may be optional for family members to attend.

The 96-year-old was last seen on Wednesday, March 28 driving around Windsor Great Park.

She is expecting the couple's third child later this month.

Other royals were present for Easter Sunday, though, including Prince Andrew and his daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie. The latter's fiancé, Jack Brooksbank, was also in attendance, People reported. She is reportedly giving birth at Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Paddington Hospital in London, the same hospital where Prince George and Princess Charlotte were born.

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