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The Queen is joined by Prince Charles and Prince William for Balmoral service – but where is Kate?

On Sunday morning The Queen attended a church service in Balmoral alongside her son, Prince Charles, and grandson, Prince William.

All looked in good spirits as they arrived at the Sunday service in Crathie Kirk, Scotland, despite the Duchess of Cambridge not accompanying her husband.

It is assumed she was most likely looking after their three young children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis who is still only a few months old.

However, it would seem The Queen was quite content to be accompanied by Prince Charles and Prince William as she waved and smiled at well-wishers who had come to greet her and her family.

Arriving in style as always, she travelled to the service in her chauffeur-driven Bentley.

And of course, she looked wonderful in a beautiful orange jacket and matching hat embellished with feathers.

Entering the autumnal season with a chic elegance, The Queen completed her look with a dark berry coloured lipstick.

And it wasn’t just The Queen who has dressed for the occasion, Prince William looked very dapper in a dark navy suit and red tie.

Prince Charles was also in attendance with his wife Camilla, but the couple chose to travel in their own vehicle.

The Church service comes just weeks after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined The Queen in Balmoral for a well-earnt summer break.

There was no sign of Prince Philip though who retired from public duties last summer.

And what better place to spend the summer months than in Balmoral which boasts 50,000 acres of privacy for the Royal Family during their holiday away from public life.

Balmoral Castle was bought for Queen Victoria by Prince Albert in 1852 for £32,000 and has been the Scottish home for the Royal Family ever since.

It remains privately owned by The Queen along with Sandringham and is not publicly funded.

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