The Queen and Countess of Wessex wear co-ordinating outfits as they attend Balmoral church service

In keeping with tradition, the Queen attended a nearby Sunday church service during her stay in Balmoral this past weekend.

  • The Queen was pictured travelling to Crathie Kirk for a church service.
  • Her son Prince Edward was in attendance, alongside his wife Countess of Wessex and children Lady Louise Windsor and James Viscount Severn.
  • This follows royal news about Princess Anne’s 69th birthday celebrations.

The Royal Family were spotted in a car travelling towards the church, where pictures reveal that the Queen had chosen to wear a blue outfit and matching baby blue hat. The monarch also had darker blue blanket on her lap to keep her warm.

The Countess of Wessex and Lady Louise Windsor were wearing blues too, co-ordinating with the monarch as they made their way to the church ceremony.

Sophie appeared to be wearing a chic, spotted dark blue coat dress, alongside a stylish trilby hat for the morning service.

Prince Edward was sat in the front next to the driver as the family travelled together.

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Sophie, Edward and their family are enjoying a summer holiday at Balmoral before returning to their official duties in September. Normally, the Wessexes call Bagshot Park in Surrey home.

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were also in attendance, as they’ve been enjoying their stay at Birkhall, an 18th Century property on the Balmoral estate.

The Prince of Wales inherited Birkhall from his grandmother when she passed away in 2002, and since then the couple have spent plenty of time on the estate.

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The Queen has enjoyed some horse riding in Balmoral, alongside youngest son Prince Edward and granddaughter Lady Louise Windsor. The Countess of Wessex and James Viscount Severn were also spotted walking their dog and enjoying some fly fishing during their summer break at Balmoral.

More members of the Royal Family are expected to accompany the Queen at Balmoral, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Balmoral is a special place for The Queen, as she is known for spending the summer months there each year. In fact, her granddaughter Princess Eugenie said on ITV’s Our Queen at Ninety: "It's the most beautiful place on earth," she added. "I think Granny is the most happy there. I think she really, really loves the Highlands."

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