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Meghan Markle Skipped Easter Sunday Service On Queen Elizabeth II’s 93rd Birthday

Prince Harry joined her, but Meghan was nowhere to be seen.


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With family by her side, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 93rd birthday in a pastel blue ensemble while attending an Easter Sunday service at St George’s Chapel.

According to the Daily Mail, The Queen was joined by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. Prince Andrew, Princess Beatrice, Sophie Countess of Wessex, her son James Viscount Severn, Zara and Mike Tindall, and Peter and Autumn Phillips and also joined her for the festivities.

However, Meghan Markle was noticeably not in attendance. The Duchess of Sussex is reportedly days away from her due date.

Meghan’s lack of attendance comes following rumors that she and Harry will move abroad to Africa for an international job, according to the Sunday Times. A role abroad would reportedly entail “work on behalf of the Commonwealth along with charity work and a role promoting Britain.”

While Elizabeth II usually attends Easter services at Windsor Castle, this year she opted to celebrate with her family at St. George’s Chapel. She was also spotted at the annual Maundy Service on Thursday, donating commemorative coins to senior citizens. Her charity efforts will go to retired pensioners for their service to the Church and to the local community.

April 21 happens to be one of two of the Queen’s birthdays. Her official date of birth is usually the second Saturday in June, which is celebrated with the Trooping the Color parade. Her birthday is usually marked with gun salutes, but not on Sundays, so they will happen on Monday this year.

The 41 Gun Royal Salute will happen at noon after the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery rides their horses and gun carriages to Hyde Park. The Honourable Artillery Company at the Tower of London will perform a gun salute at 1 p.m. that day.

As of September 2015, Elizabeth II surpassed her grandmother Queen Victoria as the longest-running monarch.

An Appreciation of Queen Elizabeth II’s 93 Years of Loving Corgis

Queen Elizabeth II with two corgis at her home at 145 Piccadilly, London, 1936.

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Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret at the windows of Y Bwthyn Bach, aka the Welsh House, a miniature house presented to them by the people of Wales, built in the grounds of the Royal Lodge, Windsor, 1936

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Queen Elizabeth II with her dogs in her study, 1972.

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Queen Elizabeth II with the Queen Mother, Princess Margaret, and one of the family’s corgis at a railway station, circa 1935.

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Queen Elizabeth II arrives at King’s Cross railway station in London with her corgis after holidays in Balmoral Castle in Scotland and before welcoming the astronauts of Apollo 11 who walked on the moon to Buckingham Palace, 1969.

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Queen Elizabeth II sitting on a garden seat with two corgis at her home on 145 Piccadilly, London, 1936.

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Princess Margaret and Queen Elizabeth II with gardening equipment and a pet corgi on a terrace of the Royal Lodge, Windsor, 1940.

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Queen Elizabeth ll arriving to the Aberdeen Airport with her corgis to start her holidays in Balmoral, Scotland, 1974.

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Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret sitting on the grass in the grounds of the Royal Lodge, Windsor, stroking a corgi, 1936.

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Queen Elizabeth II with her corgi Sue at Windsor Castle, 1944.

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Queen Elizabeth II walking the Cross Country course with some of her corgis during the second day of the Windsor Horse Trials, 1980.

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Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret studying whilst a corgi sleeps at their feet in a drawing room at Windsor Castle, Berkshire, 1940.

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Queen Elizabeth II with her dogs at a window of Y Bwthyn Bach, aka the Welsh House, a miniature house presented to her and Princess Margaret by the people of Wales, built in the grounds of the Royal Lodge, Windsor, 1936.

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Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret in a carriage in the grounds of the Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park, 1940.

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Queen Elizabeth II relaxes at Sandringham with her corgis, 1980.

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Queen Elizabeth II with two corgis and Princess Anne on the runway of an airport in London, 1969.

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Queen Elizabeth II carrying one of her dogs at Windsor Great Park, England, 1990.

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Queen Elizabeth at Balmoral Castle in Scotland with one of her corgis, 1952.

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Queen Elizabeth II traveling in the back of a car with one of her corgis, circa 1980.

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Queen Elizabeth II hugging Dookie, her first-ever corgi, 1936.

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