Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles Are All Smiles in Easter Photos Together Amid Royal Drama
The royal mother and son took a walk early on Saturday morning at Frogmore Cottage, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's former residence, before relocating to California.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles were both dressed warmly as they smiled into the camera for a snap that showed them strolling on the grounds of Frogmore Cottage. It is one of the few times that the Queen has been seen this year.
The official royal family Instagram page and Clarence House shared the sweet pictures of the mother and son, showing them enjoying their early Easter walk on Saturday morning.
Queen Elizabeth II at the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey on March 9, 2020. | Source: Getty Images.
Both Prince Charles, 72, and Queen Elizabeth, 94, were prepared for the chilly English weather as they both donned warm coats for their walk on the beautiful royal grounds.
The Queen wore a dark green coat paired with a headscarf to keep the nipping wind at bay, and her son went with a caramel-colored coat. Both of the royals posed with their hands in the pockets. The captioned read:
"? The Queen and The Prince of Wales enjoy a walk in the grounds of Frogmore House, Windsor."
CANCELING ROYAL MAUNDY SERVICE
The COVID-19 pandemic has curbed a plethora of the royal traditions that the senior members of the royal family carry out, including the Royal Maundy Service that has been done since 600 A.D.
The Duke and Duchess have had to put their creativity to work to keep their children engaged and entertained.
Queen Elizabeth would usually head to Westminster Abbey on Easter, where she hands out minted coins in red-and-white purses as recognition of Christian service that goes above and beyond.
IN THE WAKE OF THE DRAMA
The Queen's stroll with her son may come as a very needed destresser as the royal family has been dealing with drama and conflict lately. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's tell-all interview has caused some tension at the palace.
Prince Harry's sit-down with Oprah Winfrey sparked some serious speculation and provided shocking revelations, but in the 69th year of her reign, Queen Elizabeth is not interested in the conflict. An insider revealed:
"What she won't want is family conflict at this stage of her reign."
Prince William and Kate Middleton also shared some insight into what their Easter celebrations looked like this year. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posted a video showing what form of entertainment was keeping them busy.
At home at Kensington Palace, Prince William, his wife, and three children celebrated the Christian holiday with plenty of chocolate. The video showed a chocolate egg being broken with a rolling pin to be eaten by the family members.
With all the traditional Easter gatherings, including the Easter Sunday service, canceled due to the pandemic, the Duke and Duchess have had to put their creativity to work to keep their children engaged and entertained.
Middleton has shared that an Easter egg hunt is always on the itinerary when the holiday rolls around, and there is no doubt that there was some form of a hunt in their home garden.