Easter is traditionally the time when the Queen goes to church at her favourite home - Windsor Castle.

This year was no exception and she was accompanied as usual on Easter Sunday by members of her large family.

It has been four months now since the Queen was forced to miss going to church at Christmas in Sandringham because of a cold she could not shake off.

Any concerns about her health had long since faded and she looked happy and well wearing a turquoise coat and hat, as she arrived at St George's Chapel by car with a spruce and smiling Duke of Edinburgh by her side.

Younger members of the family chose to walk to St George's Chapel, watched as they always are by appreciative members of the public who clapped and cheered.

The younger generation received its fair share of applause, particularly William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. She was wearing a cream coat and hat.

The very young generation was absent though - no George or Charlotte.

Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, Edward and Sophie - the Earl and Countess of Wessex with their children Lady Louise Windsor and Viscount Severn, plus Anne, the Princess Royal all came to church too.

The Princess Royal's son Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn led the younger generation into church.

As she left the church an hour later the Queen received a bouquet of flowers and more appreciative cheers from the people of Windsor - and of course, the many visitors who had made that special journey to share their love with her and her family.