The British Royal Family attended a Thanksgiving service at St. Paul’s Cathedral in honour of the Queen’s 90th Birthday on June 10th. This was the first of the three events to be held this month, the finale of the Queen’ 90th Birthday celebrations. The Trooping the Colour ceremony and the Patron’s Lunch will be held on the 11th and 12th.
The members of the Royal Family started arriving at the Cathedral at 10:30 am, the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry arrived at 10:48 and the Prince of Wales with the Duchess of Cornwall arrived at 10:53. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were scheduled to arrive at 10:58, but were delayed for over 10 mins by an accident on the route.
The Queen and Duke were greeted by the members of the Clergy at the entrance of the cathedral, and processed down to their seats. Prayers were led by 5 people who represent aspects of HM’s life (the church, Horse-racing, The Royal Household, the Law, the Armed Forces and the Commonwealth). For those interested in the prayers during the service, click HERE.
After the service, the Royal Family processed to the entrance of the Cathedral. The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales, and the Duchess of Cornwall made their way to Buckingham Palace, where they hosted a luncheon for Governor-Generals. The other Royals attended a lunch at the Guildhall, Hosted by the Lord Mayor of London.
HM the Queen wore a primrose yellow, Angela Kelly outfit and hat, with her customary Three Strand Pearl Necklace, Ladies of Devonshire Earrings, an Richmond Brooch, a wedding gift to her grandmother in 1893 from the town of Richmond. The Duke of Edinburgh, celebrating his 95th birthday, wore a dark suit with a maroon tie. For the lunch, the Queen changed into a floral dress with Queen Victoria’s Bow Brooch.
The Prince of Wales wore a dark suit with a pale blue tie. The Duchess of Cornwall wore a pale blue Bruce Oldfield outfit and Philip Treacy hat, with her Sapphire and Diamond Dragonfly Clips and her Pearl Choker with Small Diamond Clasp. The Duke of Cambridge wore a dark suit with a maroon tie, while the Duchess wore a dusk blue Catherine Walker coat and cream Jane Taylor hat, with aquamarine earrings and pendent. Prince Harry wore a dark suit with a striped tie.
Of the 53 members of the Royal Family present, Princess Anne wore a beige outfit with pearls and a gold brooch. Princess Alexandra of Kent wore a paisley coat with a straw hat. The Earl of Wessex wore a grey suit, The Countess wore a pale grey suzzanah outfit and hat. Lady Louise Windsor wore a pale pink coat over a floral dress and fascinator, while Viscount Severn wore a black suit and tie.
The Duke of York wore a grey suit with a blue tie. Princess Beatrice wore an elaborate black and white coat with a black and white hat. Princess Eugenie wore a red Eponine dress with a navy hat. Zara Tindall wore a black and blue patterned dress with a pale blue hat. Autumn Phillips wore a dark green dress with a feathered fascinator .
The Duchess of Gloucester wore a blue outfit and hat with large pearls and diamond clips. Princess Micheal of Kent wore cream outfit with a Princess Louise’s emerald brooch. Viscountess Linley wore a blue and yellow checkered coat, while her sister-in-law, Lady Sarah Chatto wore a black and white stripped skirt with a black coat. Lady Gabriela Windsor wore red, and her sister-in-law, Lady Fredrick, wore an orange coat.