The Queen didn’t let freezing conditions and snow put her off her traditional Sunday church service.
In fact, the monarch managed a beaming smile as she held up an umbrella alongside her husband Prince Philip and granddaughters Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.
Walking out of St Lawrence Church, the Queen looked in great spirits as she smiled to passers by, and appeared unfazed by the weather. Wrapped up in a stylish green coat and hat, it didn’t hinder her classic style either.
The whole family appeared to follow an unspoken rule on their latest outing, as the majority of them all wore green. Prince Philip, 96, remained close to his wife’s side in a long trench coat, managing a smile for the cameras too.
Meanwhile, their granddaughter Eugenie looked elegant in her own green coat with huge gold studs down the front. She matched it with black tights and heels, while her sister opted for a similar look in blue.
The party were no doubt keen to find their warm car shortly after the service, and the Mail Online claims they took a wrong turn on the path in front of amused onlookers. While the royals were dropped at the front gate, their car then reportedly moved on to a side gate without them being made aware.
A policeman reportedly joked about the error after watching it, saying: “All the best laid plans.” Meanwhile, Philip was his usual light-hearted self, and the site claims he took time to greet some families nearby. When one woman wished him “good morning”, he reportedly look up at the weather and replied: “What’s good about it?”
It comes just days after Her Majesty gave fans a rare insight into the Royal lifestyle, in an in depth interview with the BBC.
Speaking with coronation expert Alastair Bruce, the Queen gave a frank appraisal of her bejewelled coronation crown, which she said is so heavy wearing it risks “breaking your neck” and the “horrible” 4-tonne gold carriage that carted her from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey, where English monarchs have been crowned since 1066.
The Queen was just 25 when she ascended the throne following the death of her father King George VI in 1952, with the coronation taking place a year later.
“It’s the sort of, I suppose, the beginning of one’s life really as a sovereign,” she said. “It is sort of a pageant of chivalry and old-fashioned way of doing things really.
“I’ve seen one coronation [her father’s in 1937] and been the recipient in the other, which is pretty remarkable.”
The Monarch also spoke about her beautiful coronation dress, which was embroidered in silk with pearls, and gold and silver thread. “I remember one moment when I was going against the pile of the carpet and I couldn’t move at all,” she said.
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