Harry arrives at Easter Sunday church service without heavily pregnant Meghan fuelling speculation royal baby is imminent

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PRINCE Harry was today seen arriving at an Easter Sunday church service without his heavily pregnant wife Meghan – fuelling speculation that the royal baby is imminent.

The Duchess, who is due in late April, earlier extended her birthday wishes to her grandmother-in-law The Queen, who turns 93 today.

A relaxed-looking Prince Harry was seen arriving at church today on his own, amid mounting excitement about the arrival of the Royal Baby
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Kate and Wills looked serene in blue as they arrived for the Easter Sunday service
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Forgotten something? Harry appears pensive on arrival
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The Queen dazzled in pastel blue as she marked her 93rd birthday
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The Queen’s birthday today coincides with Easter Sunday, the most important event in the Christian calendar
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Members of Britain’s Royal family watch as Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II arrives to attend the Easter Mattins Service at St. George’s Chapel, at Windsor Castle in England
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Harry and Meghan were among those wishing her well, writing on Instagram: “Happy Birthday Your Majesty, Ma’am, Granny. Wishing you the most wonderful day! Harry & Meghan.”

Elizabeth II, who has a strong faith, usually celebrates Easter at Windsor Castle by joining members of her family at a service in St George’s Chapel.

At Buckingham Palace, the Band of the Irish Guards will perform a rendition of Happy Birthday in her honour on the forecourt as part of the Changing of the Guard ceremony.

April 21 – the day the Queen was born – is the first of the monarch’s two birthdays.

She also has an official one on the second Saturday in June each year, which is commemorated with the Trooping the Colour parade.

Gun salutes are also fired as a mark of respect to the Queen on her special day – but never on a Sunday, so this year they will be delayed by one day.

On Monday, the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery will ride their horses and gun carriages past Buckingham Palace en route to Hyde Park to stage a 41 Gun Royal Salute at noon.

A 62-gun salute will also be performed by the Honourable Artillery Company at the Tower of London at 1pm the same day.

The Queen traditionally spends a month-long residence at Windsor Castle, known as Easter Court, each year.

Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born at 2.40am on April 21 1926, the first child of the then Duke and Duchess of York, at 17 Bruton Street, the Mayfair home of her mother’s parents, the Earl and Countess of Strathmore.

She was never expected to be Queen when she was born, but the abdication of her uncle Edward VIII in 1936 put her father George VI on the throne, and changed her destiny.


Elizabeth II, who has been monarch for more than 67 years, is Head of State, the Armed Forces and the Commonwealth, and has been married to the Duke of Edinburgh for more than 71 years.

She became Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, passing her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria’s record, in September 2015.

With the death of 88-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand in 2016, the Queen now holds the record for the world’s longest reigning living monarch.


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