The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY)

William and Kate lead royals at Easter service; queen absent


LONDON » Senior British royals including Prince William and his wife, Kate, attended an Easter Sunday church service at Windsor Castle.

Queen Elizabeth II, who has been experienci­ng mobility problems, did not attend the service at St. George’s Chapel on the castle grounds, a fixture in the royals’ calendar.

William and Kate, also known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were accompanie­d by two of their three children: Prince George, 8, and 6-year-old Princess Charlotte.

Also in attendance were the queen’s youngest son, Prince Edward, with his wife, Sophie, and their children, and Princess Eugenie, the daughter of Prince Andrew.

The queen, who turns 96 on Thursday, is celebratin­g her Platinum Jubilee this year, marking 70 years on the throne.

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