Pretty in pink! Zara Tindall dons vibrant dress and a lilac hat as she attends Service of Thanksgiving for the Queen with her husband Mike at St Pauls’ Cathedral
- Zara Tindall attended Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s alongside her husband Mike Tindall
- Prince Charles will officially represent the Queen at the service in London today
- Her Majesty experienced ‘some discomfort’ after yesterday Trooping the Colour celebrations
- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with have their first public appearance with royals in two years
- Latest Platinum Jubilee news as the Queen celebrates 70 years of service
Zara Tindall looked pretty in pink as she attended the Service of Thanksgiving for her grandmother the Queen with her husband Mike at St Paul’s Cathedral.
The Queen’s granddaughter, 41, fuchsia Laura green dress, and added an extra splash of colour by teameing it with a Juliette Botterill hat in liilac, trimmed with flowers.
She accessorised with Laurence coste earrings and teamed her outfit with a pale lilac Aspinall bag and LK Bennett shoes in a similar shade.
She was accompanied by her husband Mike who picked up the colour of her ouftit by donning a pink tie.
The couple were among a host of royals who arrived en masse around 11am, alongside other members of the Queen’s extended family including her cousin Prince Michael of Kent and his family, and Princess Margaret’ daughter Sarah Chatto and son David Linley.
The Queen’s granddaughter, 41, donned a Juliette Botterill hat, Laura green dress, Laurence coste earrings and teamed her outfit with an Aspinall bag and LK Bennett shoes at the National Service of Thanksgiving to Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen, at St Paul’s Cathedral, London
Zara and Mike Tindall arrived hand-in-hand for the Service of Thanksgiving for The Queen’s reign at St.Paul’s Cathedral in London, on day two of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations
The mother-of-two yesterday kept a relatively low profile during Troooping The Colour celebrations on the first day of the Platinum Jubilee weekend.
The Queen’s granddaughter donned a £450 silk Beulah London Darsha dress teamed with a Juliette Botterill ‘Floral Blossom Percher’ hat and her Rolex watch for the occasion.
Her husband Mike posted a photo of the pair stopping off at The Stafford, London, to support Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity GOSH, of which the Queen is patron, and artist Carne Griffiths on the release of his portrait ‘The Platinum Queen’ before heading to Buckingham Palace for the Trooping The Colour ceremony.
In an Instagram post, he said they were looking forward to the next few days ‘celebrating one of the greatest woman on this planet’.
The couple weren’t seen again for the rest of the day, after joining other members of the Royal Family at the Major General’s Office overlooking Horse Guards Parade.
However, their daughters Mia and Lena were spotted frolikcing with their cousins.
High-spirited Mia Tindall was seen play-fighting with Princess Charlotte, as Kate Middleton intervened to try to keep them in line.
Zara, 41, who is the Queen’s eldest granddaughter, lives on Princess Anne’s Gatcombe Park Estate with her former rugby player husband Mike Tindall, and their three children, Mia, 8, Lena, 3, and Lucas, one.
She is an accomplished equestrian and Olympian and despite being a granddaughter of the monarch and cousin of a future king, Zara has kept a relatively low public profile and often spends her weekends at sporting events.
She and Mike have no official duties but are regulars at royal family events, such as church services and important milestones such as the Jubilee.
In March, their daughter Mia accompanied her parents to Prince Philip’s memorial service at Westminster Abbey, one of her most high profile royal events to date.
However, Zara and her family did not appear on the balcony yesterday during the flypast, despite being part of the royal party in previous years.
Her Majesty was forced to shave the numbers to ‘those members of the royal family who are currently undertaking official public duties on behalf of the Queen’.
However, exceptions were made for her great-granchildren Louis, Charlotte and George and Princess Anne’s husband.
Prince Charles will officially represent the Queen at the service in London today after she was forced to pull out last night, and there will also be no appearance from Prince Andrew after he tested positive for coronavirus.
The Queen’s absence was a last-minute decision announced by the Palace at 7.30pm last night after she experienced ‘discomfort’ during the Trooping The Colour events.
She is understood to have suffered episodic mobility issues yesterday – and, in a statement, the Palace revealed the Queen ‘greatly enjoyed’ her birthday parade and flypast but ‘did experience some discomfort’.
It said: ‘Taking into account the journey and activity required to participate in tomorrow’s National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral, Her Majesty, with great reluctance, has concluded that she will not attend.’
The Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall donned a Beulah London Darsha dress teamed with a Juliette Botterill ‘Floral Blossom Percher’ hat and her Rolex watch as she got ready to watch Trooping The Colour with her husband Mike.
Zara and Mike Tindall stopped off at The Stafford, London, to support Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity GOSH, of which the Queen is patron, and artist Carne Griffiths on the release of his portrait ‘The Platinum Queen’ before heading to Buckingham Palace for the Trooping The Colour ceremony
Close cousins! Charlotte, 7, is just a year younger than Mia, 8, so it’s no wonder the pair gravitate towards each other on royal occasions. The girls were seen observing the action from the Major General’s Office.
Cousins Mia Tindall, eight, and Princess Charlotte, seven, are spotted giggling through the window at Buckingham Palace as they prepared to watch the gun salute and flypast
It is understood the decision ahead of the service, which begins at 11.30am today, was considered regrettable but sensible due to the length of the journey and time involved and the physical demands the service would require.
Senior members of the monarchy at St Paul’s this morning will also include the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Sussexes, who will be joined by the extended royal family.
Today’s service will be Prince Harry and Meghan’s first appearance with The Firm since the frosty Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in March 2020 shortly before they officially stepped down as senior royals.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex introduced their daughter to the Queen, who was nicknamed Lilibet as a child, yesterday at Windsor in one the Royal Family’s private events after Trooping the Colour at Buckingham Palace.
Harry and Meghan are expected to remain mostly low-profile over the four-day Jubilee weekend, with no sign of the Netflix cameras that followed them around at the Invictus Games in the Netherlands in April.
Yesterday, Harry and Meghan made a concerted effort not to be seen by prying eyes as they watched Trooping the Colour yesterday, arriving incognito at Horse Guards Parade and studiously keeping away from most – although not all – of the waiting photographers.
The couple arrived in the UK on Wednesday afternoon, flying in by private jet from Los Angeles to Farnborough Airport in Hampshire, where they were picked up by royal bodyguards and taken to Frogmore Cottage.
They were not allowed on the Buckingham Palace balcony yesterday and instead watched proceedings from Horse Guards Parade.
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