REAL LIFE

Prince William And Kate Middleton Broke A Major Royal Protocol During Easter Celebrations

Date April 5, 2018

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge deviated from royal rules this past weekend but it was not really their fault.

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William and Kate arrived late to the annual Easter church service at St George's Chapel in Windsor on Easter Sunday. This was a result of the roads being repaired. Consequently, the pregnant mom and her husband ended up arriving after the Queen.

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Royal correspondent, Emily Nash, explained that usually the royal family arrives at events in order of their rank. The most senior, which in this case would be Queen Elizabeth II herself, was supposed to come in last.

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However, William and Kate were stuck in traffic due to roadworks and could not get to the church on time. This meant her Majesty had to arrive before they did.

The Duke and Duchess and their two children had reportedly been spending the Easter weekend with Kate's parents at their Bucklebury home.

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This royal rule-breaking did not go unnoticed by people. There were those who criticized Will and Kate for keeping the Queen waiting.

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Others understood that it was not on purpose and clearly it all happened due to circumstances beyond the couple's control.

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Prince William and his wife ended up arriving at the church a little after 10:45 am when the program was supposed to begin.

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Other royal family members who were at the church included Princess Eugenie and her soon-to-be-husband, Jack Brooksbank, Princess Anne and Zara Tindall.

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Prince Philip, the Queen's husband, could not make it as it was reported that he was having hip-related issues.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle also did not attend the event, but instead chose to spend some private time together ahead of their May 19 wedding.