There are certain royal protocols that the Queen will let slide, but tardiness is not one of them.
Today, members of the royal family gathered in front of St. George's Chapel in Windsor to attend Easter mass. Almost everyone arrived before Her Majesty except for two: the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
According to the Daily Mail's Rebecca English, William and Catherine were stuck in traffic coming from the Middletons' home in Bucklebury, a 45-minute drive from Windsor.
Time to get back to children hopped up on chocolate!
I have to hand it to Catherine for attending church at all, given that she's about to give birth any day now. Yet, there she was, looking great in a chocolate Betty Boop hat by Lock & Co, oversized Balenciaga clip-on pearl earrings and a pearl cluster brooch pinned to her Catherine Walker coat, which she first wore on St. Patrick's Day in 2015.
Prince Philip did not attend the service due to a hip injury; since he announced his retirement last year, his absence is not worrying. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who will wed at the chapel in May, were not expected to attend today's service because they preferred to spend the holiday out of the public eye, according to Hello!.
Today marks the second time William and Catherine have joined Her Majesty for Easter service. Other members of the royal family in attendance were Princess Anne and her husband, Sir Tim Laurence, Anne's son, Peter Phillips and his wife, Autumn, Anne's daughter Zara Phillips (who is expecting her second child this summer), Prince Edward, Sophie Countess of Wessex and their two young children, as well as Princess Beatrice, and Princess Eugenie, who brought along her fiancé, Jack Brooksbank.
You can see in the video taken below that Princess Anne was looking for William and Catherine as Her Majesty's car pulled up in front of the chapel.
The Queen didn't seem too bothered by her grandson's tardiness, and probably cut him some slack knowing he has two toddlers at home who likely got into the Easter candy, then smeared chocolate stains all over Carole Middleton's furniture.
Royal family gatherings: they're just as disorganized as our own!