By Emily Allen
Princess Eugenie stepped out with her grandmother the Queen today for the traditional Easter Sunday service at Windsor Castle.
The Duke of York's daughter, 22, accompanied the monarch and the Duke of Edinburgh to the Mattins service at St George's Chapel.
The Queen wore a lilac, green and white Stewart Parvin silk dress with a lilac crepe coat and a matching hat by Philip Somerville, while the young princess wore a navy dress, cream coat and small navy hat.
Helping Granny: Princess Eugenie wore a cream coat and navy dress as she joined her grandmother the Queen at today's Easter Sunday Service at St George's Chapel in Windsor
She looked a picture of elegance - and showed off her increasingly svelte frame - as she accepted flowers from well-wishers and didn't seem to mind that her elder sister Beatrice was not there to lend a hand.
Her father Prince Andrew was at the service, however, as well as Princess Anne and husband Tim Laurence.
Prince Edward arrived with wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, in a pink coat with a cream hat, and their daughter Lady Louise Windsor.
The service, conducted by the Dean of Windsor, the Right Rev David Conner, included the hymn Thine Be The Glory and the National Anthem.
Smart: Princess Eugenie wore a navy dress, knee-length cream coat and small navy hat for the service
Afterwards the Queen was greeted by well wishers gathered outside the chapel.
She was presented with posies by Jasmine and Savannah Willans, seven and nine, from Standlake, Oxfordshire, grandchildren of a Military Knight of Windsor.
They were joined by Emilia Bolton, 12, from Southfields, London, whose late grandfather was also a Military Knight of Windsor.
The Queen wore a lilac, green and white Stewart Parvin silk dress with a lilac crepe coat and matching hat
The Queen laughs with Prince Philip and is accompanied by Lady Louise, Princess Eugenie, pictured clutching flowers, and Sophie Wessex, in a pink coat
The knights are retired military officers who receive a pension and accommodation at Windsor Castle and provide support for the 0rder of the Garter and services at St George's Chapel.
Savannah, nine, said as well as wishing them happy Easter, the Queen asked her if the flowers had been picked from her garden.
She said: 'We were very nervous, we were shaking.'
The Queen receives flowers from young well-wishers as she leaves Saint George's Chapel in Windsor Castle after attending the Easter service
Princess Anne laughs following the service and Prince Philip looked smart in a blue tie and long jacket
Off to church: Prince Andrew was at the service, as well as Princess Anne and husband Tim Laurence, all pictured
Several other children also gave flowers, including Grace and Ben Abbott, nine and seven, who travel every year from Ipswich with their parents for the occasion.
And Freedom Scott Tansley, ten, from Glasgow, said it was the 12th time he had met the monarch.
'When the Queen came up to me she said, 'oh so you're back here now again',' he said. 'I've met her 12 times now.'
After the service the Queen left by car to applause from the gathered well wishers.
Prince Edward arrived with wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, in a pink coat with a cream hat. Princess Anne is pictured right in a cream and blue checked coat
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Granny's girls: Princess Eugenie and little Lady Louise join the Queen for Easter Sunday church service
By Emily Allen