As is tradition at Easter, the royal family got together in 2018 and attended a service in Windsor – but Prince William and Kate Middleton broke a royal rule upon their arrival
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It is traditional for the royal family to gather in Windsor at Easter and attend a service with the Queen.
In years past it was much like Christmas when most of the members of the Chancery went to the service, which is usually at St George’s Chapel.
But instead of everyone showing up en masse, the royals are following a tradition that means the eldest member of the family arrives last.
In most cases this is the Queen, and images from Easter services in years past have shown her relatives queuing outside the chapel, waiting to greet her before following her lead and entering.
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In 2018, however, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge broke that royal rule by appearing after Her Majesty – but it seems that wasn’t because of their tardiness.
They are understood to have hit traffic on the M4 en route to Windsor after spending a few days with Kate’s family alongside Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Kate was pregnant with Prince Louis at the time.
This meant that they arrived after the Queen and after the service had started and they had to enter the chapel quietly one after the other.
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But it’s likely the monarch understood – and she was later pictured smiling and laughing with them.
However, it could be that William and Kate stuck in traffic on the way to Windsor could be a thing of the past – that’s because they are reportedly looking to move to the area.
It is said that they have already started looking for accommodation after touring several royal residences and are also considering private property.
And they are also said to have attended schools in the area for their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
The family currently split their time between Kensington Palace in London and Amner Hall in Norfolk.
But a move to Windsor would bring her closer to some relatives – not least the Queen, who now spends much of her time at Windsor Castle.
Living on the Queen’s doorstep means William, Kate and the children could stop by more often to see Her Majesty.
Reportedly, having her around would mean a lot to the elderly monarch, and strategically it would bring William closer to the action when it comes to royal affairs.
William has a close relationship with his grandmother and often drank tea with her when he was a student at nearby Eton College.
Meanwhile, a move to Windsor would also bring her closer to Kate’s parents, Carole and Michael, who live not far away in Bucklebury, Berkshire.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/kate-middleton-broke-royal-rule-26697051 Kate Middleton broke royal rule by attending the Queen's Easter service