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The British Royals Attend The Thanksgiving Service. The Queen Pulls Out Due To Discomfort

Her Majesty The Queen pulled out from the Thanksgiving Service at St. Paul's Cathedral on June 3, 2022, due to discomfort, according to palace officials.

The Queen was understood to have experienced mobility issues and discomfort brought by the successive events she attended on June 2, 2022.

The Queen (center) on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, June 2, 2022

She attended the Trooping the Colour and was in a cheerful mood as she joined her family on the palace's balcony, watching the spectacular display of aircraft acrobatic moves performed by the Royal Air Force. Read Highlights of Trooping the Colour

The Queen led the lighting of the Principal Bacon in Windsor Castle

She returned to Windsor Castle in the afternoon to lead the lighting of the Principal Beacon at the castle's ground in the evening. The illuminated "Tree of Trees", which is made of more than 300 Queen's Green Canopy saplings, forms The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Principal Beacon which pays tribute to The Queen's 70 years of service. 

The Queen lighted the Principal Beacon in Windsor Castle

Service of Thanksgiving, St. Paul's Cathedral

It was then announced that Her Majesty would not attend the Thanksgiving Service at St. Paul's Cathedral on the following day due to discomfort, traveling from Windsor Castle to London. 

The June 2 royal activities and appearances of Her Majesty sounded too much for her energy and she needed enough rest the following day. It is not known however if she will the Epsom Derby on Saturday.

Thanksgiving Service at St. Paul Cathedral
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall

She was represented by her son, the Prince of Wales, instead, at the Thanksgiving Service. Prince Charles has been his mother's "stand-in", in many public events since the pandemic due to the Queen's mobility issues.


The Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul's Cathedral is one of the royal traditions which Her Majesty barely missed during her 70 years of reign. As Supreme Head of the Church of England, she always leads her family attending all church services, 

This year, due to her mobility issues, she had only managed to attend one church service, the memorial service for her beloved husband, Prince Philip, at Westminster Abbey.

The Countess of Wessex and her daughter, Lady Louise Windsor

Members of the British royal family were in attendance including the Duke and Duchess of Sussex who have flown from California to England on June 1 to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of the Queen.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall

The Thanksgiving Service marked the first time that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined the royal family since stepping down from senior royal roles in March 2020. It was also the first time that Prince Charles's sons and daughters-in-law were seen together in a royal event.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex

From left: James, Viscount Severn, the Earl of Wessex, the Princess Royal, Sir Tim Laurence, the Countess of Wessex, and Lady Louise Windsor

The royal family members showed up in their best Sunday outfits with men donning their morning suits. They also pinned honorary medals on their left breast. While the royal ladies were dressed in magnificent fashion, reflecting the bright vibe of spring and summer seasons.

The Royal Fashion at the Service

In every royal event, may it be pomp and pageantry of street parades and horse-drawn carriages or a more solemn outing like a church service, royals always come in style and grace.


Princess Beatrice was both dignified and chic in her blue chiffon dress - Ahana Chambre Crepe Midi dress from Beulah London which she paired with Ralph and Russo pumps. 

Princess Bea is often comes under fire with her bold choice of a fascinator, however, this time, she did not overdo it. She chose a stylish matching blue fascinator - a silk bow percher. 


Princess Eugenie looked so summery in her tangerine dress from Emilia Wickstead, carrying a Cassandre mini bag from YSL, and a pair of satin black heels from Emilia Wickstead. She also donned a simple black fascinator.


The Queen's eldest granddaughter, Zara Tindall, was in a hot pink coat dress from Laura Green London. a court shoes in powder blue from Emmy London, and a stylish bow percher fascinator from Juliette Millinery. 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge


We also love the buttercup outfit of the Duchess of Cambridge. She looked so synched with spring vibes in a bespoke baby yellow chiffon dress from Emilia Wickstead, a pair of nude suede pumps from Gianvito Rossi, and a large brimmed hat from Philip Treacy. 

Sir Tim Laurence, Countess of Wessex, and Lady Louise Windsor

We also love the gorgeous duo, the Countess of Wessex, and her lovely daughter, Lady Louise Windsor. Both came in elegant apparel. Sophie wore an Alessia Dress in rose gold from her go-to-fashion label, Suzannah London. 
Mother and daughter in a matching fashion

Lady Louise Windsor, who, recently, slowly developed her own youthful fashion sense, wore a beige dress from Ghost Fashion. She also carried the same purse as her mother, a Chenille clutch from Sophie Habsburg. Instead of hat or fascinator, Louise opted to wear a sequin headband. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

One of the most controversial appearances during the Service, was that of the Sussexes. Royal fans were divided whether their presence was needed or not. 

They didn't take the procession inside the church though. Only The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge accompanied the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall in the church march with the Archbishop of Canterbury.


However, despite stepping back from senior royal roles, Prince Harry and Meghan remained members of the royal family, and, thus, continued to be invited in royal events.


For her first public appearance with the royal family, after granting an explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey, in February 2021, Meghan wore an all Dior ensemble: White belted coat dress, a large brimmed hat, and a pair of white suede pumps also from Dior.

The Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cambridge


We would not go down to the issue of the "royal feud" between Kate and Meghan, we are more interested to see them in exquisite fashion displays. 


As it was the first time the sisters-in-law were seen in public together, royal fans began to make a comparison of their fashion choices - the dress, the shoes, the hats, the jewelry, everything.

Duchess of Cambridge, Duchess of Sussex, Duchess of Cornwall

Well, they both looked fabulous in their chosen attire and accessories, and they both have their own style, although Kate looked a lot slimmer than Meghan, and her figure was best complemented with her wrapped buttercup dress design because it emphasized her slim waist line and torso.

Zara Tindall, the Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise, and Princess Anne
Duchess of Sussex and Duchess of Cambridge

Both the Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cambridge appeared in mesmerizing fashion. We love how they both looked elegant and dignified in their chosen outfit. 

Fashion Platter to Royal Fans

The National Thanksgiving Service at St. Paul's Cathedral was a fabulous treat to royal fans who have been "deprived" of British royal ladies' fashion appearances in recent years due to the pandemic. The Friday royal event didn't disappoint as they came in force with their best church outfits. 

Kate, Meghan, Beatrice, and Eugenie

Indeed, the royal did not disappoint! Their stunning fashion looks were real treat to royal fans who love watching royals dressed in style and poise.

Kate and Meghan brought their best fashion looks!

Who are your best-dressed royals during the Friday event?

Duchess of Sussex and Duchess of Cambridge
Mike Tindall and Zara Phillips-Tindall
Cousins! Zara, Eugenie, Lady Louise
Zara and Lady Frederick Windsor
Lady Sarah Chatto, Lady Gabriella Windsor-Kingston, and Lady Frederick Windsor

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The Princess Royal

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall

Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie

Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice

Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Zara Tindall

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Edoardo Mapelli-Mozzi and Princess Beatrice; Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie

Edoardo Mapelli-Mozzi and Princess Beatrice; Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie

Photo credit:  Getty Images and PA Wire, The Royal Family, Clarence House, People and Hello Magazines, Princess Eugenie, and Royal Fashion Police for outfit descriptions. Thank you!

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