1. ITV Report

Royal family at Windsor Castle

The Queen and Prince Phillip receives bouquets from children Photo: PA

Three generations of the Royal family gathered for the traditional Easter Sunday service at Windsor Castle today.

The Queen was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh and granddaughter Princess Eugenie as she arrived for the Mattins service at St George's Chapel.

The monarch wore a lilac, green and white Stewart Parvin silk dress with a lilac crepe coat and a matching hat by Philip Somerville, while the Duke of York's daughter wore a navy dress, cream coat and small navy hat.

Her father Prince Andrew was at the service, 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.

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 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."

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.

More on this story