Prince George and Princess Charlotte Make Their Royal Easter Debut
Prince George and Princess Charlotte aren't just sitting at the kids' table anymore. On Sunday, April 17, Kate Middleton and Prince William's eldest two children joined the royal family for Easter Sunday church services for the first time. As reported by People, George, 8, and Charlotte, 6, attended mass alongside their parents at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.
While the royal youngsters are beginning to join their parents at official events more often, their matching blue ensembles make it clear they're not too old for coordinated family outfits just yet. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge opted for a navy-blue suit and light-blue dress for the outing, respectively, and the kids looked like adorable mini versions of their parents. Charlotte wore a light-blue dress with a floral design and Peter Pan color along with a dark-blue sweater, while her brother George wore a dark-blue suit that matched William's.
The children stayed close to their parents during the walk to and from the church, with Charlotte holding on to Kate and William's hands along the way. Meanwhile, George took the opportunity to practice his royal handshake when he met one of the clergymen. This marks the second time in recent months when the older children have taken part in a royal event alongside the Duke and Duchess.
On March 29, George and Charlotte were both present at the Service of Thanksgiving, which was held in honor of their great-grandfather Prince Philip, who died in 2021. Given their position in the royal line of succession, it makes sense that the children are already getting a taste of what royal life will be like when they're older. For now, their little brother, Louis, who will turn 4 later this month, is exempt from the outings. But it won't be long before he joins the rest of his family for Easter services.
Check out photos of George and Charlotte's royal Easter debut in the gallery.