Prince William and Kate Middleton had been all smiles attending Queen Elizabeth II’s National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral in London on Friday.
The ceremony is only one of a number of occasions occurring this weekend as a part of Her Majesty’s ongoing Platinum Jubilee, which kicked off Thursday afternoon.
Middleton, 40, dressed to impress in a pastel yellow gown whereas William, 39, regarded dapper in conservative gray swimsuit displaying his service medals.
The Service of Thanksgiving acknowledges the Queen’s place as a religious chief and head of the Church of England.
Unfortunately, the Queen herself was absent after feeling “discomfort” throughout Thursday’s Jubilee festivities.
“The Queen greatly enjoyed today’s Birthday Parade and Flypast but did experience some discomfort,” a spokesperson for the royal household stated in an announcement on Thursday.
“Taking into account the journey and activity required to participate in tomorrow’s National Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral, her Majesty with great reluctance has concluded not to attend.”
The assertion concluded, “The Queen is looking forward to participating in [Thursday night’s] Beacon lighting event at Windsor Castle and would like to thank all those who made today such a memorable occasion.”