Kate, the Princess of Wales, was once left running late for the Royal Family’s Easter Sunday church service. Kate and her husband, Prince William, were stuck in traffic as they scrambled to get to the traditional service in 2018. The pair’s delayed entrance meant they arrived after the late Queen – breaking a cardinal rule for the Royal Family.
Easter Sunday service is one of the few occasions when a majority of those in the Royal Family are out in force together.
Tradition denotes that the most senior member of the family arrives last, which in 2018 was the late Queen Elizabeth II.
It is understood that the Waleses were caught in a traffic jam on the M4 while en route to Windsor on the special day.
They were rushing to St George’s Chapel after spending a few days with Kate’s family along with Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
The accidentally tardy couple arrived after the Queen and even missed the start of the service, forcing them to awkwardly enter the chapel after the others.
However, the late arrival did not sour the mood as the Queen was later pictured smiling and laughing with the couple.
This comes as the Royal Family prepares to celebrate a bittersweet Easter Sunday this weekend.
Royal Family members including Princess Anne, Prince Edward and the Duchess of Edinburgh will attend the service at St George’s Chapel on Sunday.
The royals will be led by King Charles for the first time, as they mark their first Easter without the late monarch.
It is also the second anniversary of the death of the Queen’s devoted husband Prince Philip on Sunday.
Charles, Queen Consort Camilla, and the Prince and Princess of Wales, are expected to gather together in Windsor for the weekend.
Kate has reportedly been tasked with organising an Easter egg hunt for the royal children over the weekend.
The Waleses will forunately not have to scramble to get to the church service this time as the young family now live on the Windsor estate after moving into Adelaide Cottage last year.
On Thursday, the King attended his first Royal Maundy service, distributing commemorative coins to 74 men and 74 women who have made a difference to their communities.
The money is presented to thank the recipients for their outstanding Christian service and for making a difference to the lives of people in their local communities.