At Royals' Easter, a Few Notable Absences

Prince Philip bows out, and Harry and Meghan Markle have their own plans
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 1, 2018 9:03 AM CDT
Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she shakes hands with Dean of Windsor, David Conner, with Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, as they leave the annual Easter service at St George's Chapel, Sunday,...   (Tolga Akmen/pool via AP)
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(Newser) – Britain's house of Windsor celebrated Easter on Sunday with the rest of Christendom, with a couple of notable exceptions, reports People. While one might think that would include Kate Middleton, her only concession to being in her eighth month of pregnancy was to take a car to services while most of the rest of the family walked, notes the AP. But 96-year-old Prince Philip, who retired from public life earlier this year, missed his second official event in a week. Also missing: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, whose Easter plans were characterized by palace officials as private. The family services were held at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, where the couple will marry next month. (Read more Easter stories.)

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