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Sunday, 23 April, 2000, 14:23 GMT 15:23 UK
Royal Easter parade
Queen Mother
The Queen Mother and Princess Margaret attended the Easter service
The Queen Mother has accompanied the Queen and other members of the Royal Family to an Easter church service in the grounds of Windsor Castle.

The 99-year-old, dressed in blue, appeared relaxed as she walked steadily with the aid of two sticks into St George's Chapel.

Hundreds of well-wishers and tourists cheered on a grass bank outside the church as the Queen emerged from her car.


The Queen and Prince Philip greet the Rt Rev David John
The Queen, wearing a green dress and hat, was accompanied by her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.

The group was joined by Princess Margaret, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and the Princess Royal, with her two children Zara and Peter Phillips.

Scottish visit

Near Balmoral in Scotland, bright sunshine marked the arrival of Prince Charles and his two sons at an Easter Sunday service at Crathie Kirk.

Prince Charles, behind the wheel of a dark Vauxhall, drove into the church grounds with Princes William and Harry in the back.

Prince William
Prince William, driven by his father, arrives for an Easter service
He smiled and waved through his open car window to a crowd of around 40 locals and holidaymakers gathered near the church on the banks of the River Dee.

The royal party, all dressed in dark suits, joined other churchgoers for the hour-long service led by Rev Robert Sloan.

The three princes left the church shortly after midday and crossed back over the River Dee into the Balmoral estate.

The estate, bought by Queen Victoria in 1852, is a favourite residence for the royals, and the location for their 10-week summer retreat.

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