Cheering crowds sang happy birthday to the Queen as she left St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on Sunday after attending the Easter Day Mattins.

It was a particularly special occasion this year as the Queen celebrated her 93rd birthday on the same day.

She traditionally joins members of her family attending church at Windsor every Easter.

Royal Borough Observer:

The Queen arrived at the chapel by fire. But royal watchers had a field day watching other members of her family walk the short distance from the castle the chapel entrance.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Prince William and Kate) and the Duke of Sussex (Prince Harry) strode down the hill - although Harry's wife Megan was absent as she awaits the arrival of the couple's first baby.

The Duke of York (Prince Andrew) was there with his daughter Princess Beatrice. While the Earl of Wessex (Prince Edward) with the Duchess Sophie, their son James Viscount Severn and daughter Lady Louise were also in the party.

Royal Borough Observer:

Princess Royal Princess Anne was present with her with her son and daughter in law Peter and Autumn Phillips, daughter Zara and her husband Rugby Union veteran Mike Tindall.

The hour long service in the chapel was relayed to the public outside by speakers - enabling the readings and the hymns as well as a spectacular rendition by the choir of Handel's Hallelujah Chorus.

They also heard the Dean of Windsor Right Reverend David Conner make poignant reference to the horrifying attacks in Sri Lanka which had happened only hours before, telling the congregation 'humanity has been disastrously diminished."

Royal Borough Observer:

He spoke about the fire at Notre Dame in Paris - describing the damaged cathedral as 'an icon of the Christian faith'.

After the hour long service the Queen - wearing a light blue coat and hat with a red flower in it - was presented with yellow and white posies.

Royal Borough Observer:

Watching wellwishers burst into a spontaneous rendition of Happy Birthday and were rewarded with a beaming smile from the Queen as she settled into her car.

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