Kid approved Prince William Duchess Kate’s three children enjoyed a sugar-filled Easter weekend before and after attending church with the royal family, a source exclusively tells Us Weekly.
“On the Saturday before Easter, Kate and the kids baked a chocolate cake covered in Cadburys Mini Eggs,” the insider tells Us.
The Duke, 39, and Duchess of Cambridge, 40, stepped out on Sunday, April 17, alongside their two eldest kids, Prince George, 8, and Princess Charlotte, 6, for Easter mass at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
The couple’s youngest son, Prince Louis, 3, was not in attendance for the morning service. However, Charlotte and George both wore matching outfits in blue that they coordinated with their parents for their first official Easter appearance.
The family later reunited with Louis and “went on an Easter egg hunt after church,” per the source.
Kate went shopping at Waitrose to pick up some goodies before the event. Use, the duchess “also made each of their kids an Easter egg with their name written on in icing sugar.”
The Cambridges “make sure they limit George, Charlotte and Louis’ sugar intake,” the source says, noting that “Easter weekend is a one-off” filled with sweets.
The kids “were pretty chocolated out by the end of the long weekend,” the insider adds.
The royal family’s jam-packed weekend is a departure from their 2021 festivities when William and Kate opted to stay at their home in Norfolk, England, amid the COVID-19 crisis. As the pandemic raged, the group was unable to attend their regular church celebrations last year.
William and Kate were able to revert to their Easter traditions earlier in the month, but Queen Elizabeth II did not gather at St George’s Chapel for mass on Sunday.
However, the queen, 95 years old, received a special visit from the Queen days before the holiday. Prince Harry Meghan MarkleThey were on their way to Holland for the 2022 Invictus Games. A spokesperson for the pair confirmed that they landed in London on Thursday April 14th, and spent time with Elizabeth.
The Duke, 37, and Duchess of Sussex, 40, were “very excited” to reunite with her majesty, a source exclusively told UseTuesday, April 19. “Harry and Meghan had a wonderful time seeing the queen again,” a second insider added.
The duo’s meeting with the queen marked the first time that Meghan has returned to the U.K. since she and Harry stepped back from their duties as senior royals in early 2020 and relocated to California with their two children: Archie, 2, and Lili, 10 months.
The visit “was very civil and friendly,” a third source told Use, adding that Harry’s father, Prince CharlesDuring their brief visit, he was also present to meet the couple. William, for his part, was skiing while his brother was in town, with the insider noting, “Harry is coming back to visit soon and hopes to see William in person.”