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Queen in pink as she joins Kate Middleton for Sunday church service at Balmoral – Express

Queen in pink as she joins Kate Middleton for Sunday church service at Balmoral – Express

25 August 2019 NEWS



TheQueenwas joined byKatetoday as the pair headed to Crathie Kirk, the church near Balmoral Castle usually attended by the monarch during her Scottish summer retreat. The Queen and Kate were chaperoned by Prince William, who sat in the front seat of the royal Bentley. 

The monarch sported a bright pink ensemble with pale blue details, and accessorised her outfit with her signature pearl earrings and necklace. 

Kate donned a £225 midi green peacock-patterned shirt dress by designer Michael Kors, paired with a fascinator and a navy coat with gold buttons.  

The ever-stylish Duchess accessorised her outfit with a pair of gold hoop earrings, and wore her hair in a loose bun hidden under a hat. 

Prince Williamlooked dapper in a grey suit, a white buttoned-up shirt and a red tie.  

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The Queen and Kate headed to church together this morning(Image: GETTY)

Queen elizabeth ii kate middleton royal news balmoral church service

Kate and the Queen were all smiles as they arrived to the church(Image: GETTY)

The trio seemed in very good spirit and were all smiles as they were driven to one of the Queen’s favourite church in Aberdeenshire. 

In one picture, the Queen, Kate and Prince William can be seen laughing, while in other snaps the Duchess of Cambridge and the Queen are spotted chatting to each other. 

The royals were welcomed to Crathie Kirk by hundreds of adoring well-wishers who waited for them under the sun. 

READ MORE: Kate will have a ‘vast amount of paperwork’ to do when William is King

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The Queen waving at the hundreds of well-wishers waiting for her outside of church(Image: GETTY)

Delighted to see so many royal fans, William, Kate and the Queen happily waved at them before entering the church.  

The monarch and the Cambridges weren’t the only royals attending Sunday service today. 

Prince Charlesand Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, were the first to arrive at church. 

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Prince William chaperoned the Queen and Kate(Image: GETTY)

Queen elizabeth ii kate middleton royal news balmoral church service

Prince Charles and Camilla headed to church shortly before the Queen(Image: PA)

The Queen’s car was followed by Prince Edward, the monarch’s youngest son, his wife Sophie Wessex and their daughter, Lady Louise Windsor.  

Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, her husband Tim Laurence, her son Peter Philips and her daughter-in-law Autumn Philips were also in attendance. 

Both the Wessexes and Prince Charles and Camilla have been staying at Balmoral for weeks now. 

The Cambridges, on the other hand, travelled to Balmoral Castle from their residence in Norwich from August 22.  

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The cost of transporting members of the Royal Family in 2018-2019(Image: EXPRESS)

The couple, their children and their nanny were spotted disembarking the 8.45am Flybe flight, which cost at the time £73 per person, asMeghan MarkleandPrince Harrywere involved in a bitter row over their use of private jets. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were spotted taking a private jet four times in 11 days to head first to Spain and then to France. 

On August 6, the pair took Archie Harrison on his first holidays abroad, as they celebrated Meghan’s birthday with a six-day stay in Ibiza.

And shortly after their return to the UK, they left once again on Wednesday last week for a three-day holiday at Elton John’s home in Nice, France.   

These journeys produced 82 tonnes of CO2, according to an analysis of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex emissions published by The Times. 

Kate and William have been initially praised by members of the public and commentators for choosing to fly with a low-cost carrier. 

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Prince Charles and Camilla were the first to arrive at church today(Image: PA)

But flight records suggest Flybe may have sent an empty aircraft to Norwich just to pick up the Cambridges, according to the MailOnline.

Speaking to the news organisation, a source said: “It’s utterly extraordinary and makes a mockery of their family’s very laudable attempts to travel more economically and in a more environmentally friendly manner.  

“An additional 4.5 tons of carbon emissions were created simply to ensure that an aircraft with Flybe written on the side operated the flight with the Royal party aboard, instead of the usual aircraft which flies the route.

“It’s obviously not their fault but is utterly ridiculous.”

However, Flybe has denied this claim. 

A spokesman for the company said: “Flybe denies any involvement in the decision over which aircraft to fly on this route, which is fully operated by Eastern Airways.”     

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