Members of the Royal Family were led by the Queen at the traditional Easter Sunday service at Windsor Castle.

A crowd of well-wishers gathered outside St George's Chapel to see the royals as they arrived for the Mattins service on a cold March morning.

The Queen, who was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, wore a long pink coat and matching hat accessorised by a flower.

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The Queen was presented with posies of flowers by children as she left the chapel

Princess Eugenie wore a cream dress and hat with a black coat, while her sister, Princess Beatrice, wore a turquoise dress and coat, with a yellow hat. Their father, the Duke of York, was also at the service.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex arrived with their daughter, Lady Louise Windsor. Sophie wore a blue suit and a peacock feather hat.

Hymns sung during the hour-long service, conducted by Dean of Windsor, the Right Reverend David Conner, included A Brighter Dawn Is Breaking and Jesus Christ Is Risen Today.

Five-year-old twins Holly and Poppy Alden were chosen as their father, Ben, sings in the chapel's choir.

"I said 'happy Easter Your Majesty' and did a curtsey," Poppy said.

Her mother, Francesca, added: "It's something special for us and for the children. It will be a memory that they'll keep."

Daniel Phillips, seven, travelled to Windsor from Cornwall with his brother and their parents.

"I gave her my flowers and she said 'thank you very much'. I was nervous because she's the Queen," he said.

William Denman, four, from Newport, said he was "excited" about giving flowers to the monarch.

After the service, the Queen and Prince Philip smiled towards the crowd of well-wishers as they left by car.

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    Queen Elizabeth smiles as she leaves the Easter Day service at St George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle, Berkshire.

  • Easter service at St George's Chapel

    Queen Elizabeth leaves the Easter Day service at St George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle, Berkshire.

  • Easter service at St George's Chapel

    Queen Elizabeth II receives flowers from local children as she leaves the Easter Day service at St George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle, Berkshire.

  • Easter service at St George's Chapel

    Queen Elizabeth II receives flowers from local children as she leaves the Easter Day service at St George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle, Berkshire.

  • Easter service at St George's Chapel

    Queen Elizabeth II receives flowers from local children as she leaves the Easter Day service at St George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle, Berkshire.

  • Easter service at St George's Chapel

    Queen Elizabeth II receives flowers from local children as she leaves the Easter Day service at St George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle, Berkshire.

  • Easter service at St George's Chapel

    Queen Elizabeth II receives flowers from local children as she leaves the Easter Day service at St George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle, Berkshire.

  • Easter service at St George's Chapel

    Queen Elizabeth II receives flowers from local children as she leaves the Easter Day service with the Duke of Edinburgh (centre) at St George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle, Berkshire.

  • Easter service at St George's Chapel

    Queen Elizabeth II receives flowers from local children as she leaves the Easter Day service at St George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle, Berkshire.

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    The Countess of Wessex and her daughter Lady Louise Windsor (right) meet children as they leave the Easter Day service at St George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle, Berkshire.

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    Princess Beatrice arrives for the Easter Day service at St George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle, Berkshire.

  • Easter service at St George's Chapel

    (Left - right) The Duke of York, Earl of Wessex, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie leave the Easter Day service at St George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle, Berkshire.

  • Easter service at St George's Chapel

    (Left - right) Princess Eugenie, the Earl of Wessex, an unidentified man, the Duke of York and Princess Beatrice arrive for the Easter Day service at St George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle, Berkshire.

  • Easter service at St George's Chapel

    (Left - right) The Earl of Wessex, Princess Beatrice and the Duke of York walk to the Easter Day service at St George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle, Berkshire.

  • Easter service at St George's Chapel

    The Countess of Wessex attends the Easter Day service at St George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle, Berkshire.

  • Easter service at St George's Chapel

    The Earl of Wessex attends the Easter Day service at St George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle, Berkshire.

  • Easter service at St George's Chapel

    The Countess of Wessex attends the Easter Day service at St George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle, Berkshire.

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    Princess Eugenie arriving at the Easter service at St George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle, Berkshire.

  • Easter service at St George's Chapel

    Princess Beatrice arrives at the Easter service at St George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle, Berkshire.

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