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Last Updated: Sunday, 11 April, 2004, 13:53 GMT 14:53 UK
The Queen attends Easter service
The Queen receiving flowers from five-year-old Abigail Gainher
The Queen received a posy of flowers from Abigail Gainher
The Royal Family has attended the annual Easter Sunday service at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

The Queen attended the service led by the Dean of Windsor, the Right Reverend David Conner.

Nine senior members of the Royal Family were at the service, but Prince Charles and Prince William were not there as they have been in Scotland.

Two hundred royal watchers braved a cold grey Easter Sunday morning to see the Royal Family arrive at the chapel.

Also missing was Prince Harry who is on his gap year and the Duke of York who is currently in Augusta for the US Masters golf championship.

First to arrive for the service was the Duke of Edinburgh who was accompanied by his daughter the Princess Royal.

They were joined by the Duke of York's eldest daughter Beatrice, the Princess Royal's husband Commander Tim Lawrence and her son, Peter Phillips.

The Earl of Wessex was also in the group while his wife, Sophie, travelled by car with the Queen and Beatrice's sister Eugenie.

After the service, the Queen received a posy of flowers from five-year-old Abigail Gainher and her seven-year-old sister Natasha.

Their grandfather, Major Robin Gainher, is a Military Knight at Windsor Castle.

Natasha from Cranleigh in Surrey said: "I was very excited and a little bit nervous."




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