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Kate to join Royal Family this morning at Queen’s Coronation service


Kate will join the Royal Family at Westminster Abbey

The Duchess of Cambridge will join the Royal Family this morning for a service to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation.

The service due to take place at 11am at Westminster Abbey will be the first time Kate has visited the Abbey since her lavish wedding ceremony to Prince William in 2011.

Kate, who will attend with Prince William will mark the anniversary with the rest of the Royal Family. They will be joined by Prince Charles, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Andrew and his daughters Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie and Prince Edward who will attend the event with his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

The service marks the monarchs great landmark and follows on from last year’s Diamond Jubilee, which featured the River Pageant where over a million spectators took to the river banks of the Thames to watch the parade of ships from around the world.

The Jubilee weekend also included the concert outside Buckingham Palace where singers Kylie Minogue and Paul McCartney serenaded her majesty, before concluding with a balcony appearance by The Queen and future kings, Prince Charles and Prince William.

The royals will be joined by 2000 guests for the service which will be conducted by the Dean of Westminster, and the event comes just three days shy of the Queen’s June 2 coronation which took place in 1953.


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Prime Minister David Cameron will attend while actress Claire Skinner will read a poem by Poet Carol Ann Duffy, which has been specially commissioned for the service.

After the service, the royals will head to a lunch thrown by the Dean of Westminster, although it is expected Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge will head home before the lunch.

Kate is just under 8 weeks away from her expected mid-July due date, and as the date grows closer it is expected the Duchess will begin to scale back her engagements.

Her last solo engagement will take place on July 13th when she visits Southampton, and it is expected after the birth of the baby Kate will take at least six months maternity leave from royal duties.

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