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Princess Beatrice and Eugenie arrive together to attend the Queen’s service of Thanksgiving

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Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice looked elegant as they arrived at St Paul’s Cathedral with their husbands to attend a Thanksgiving Service in honour of the Queen this morning.

Eugenie, 32, looked stunning in a £1,503 orange dress from Emilia Wickstead as she walked to the Cathedral with her husband Jack Brooksbank, 36. 

Meanwhile, her older sister Beatrice, 33, dazzled in a blue dress by Beulah as she was accompanied by her husband of two years Edo Mapelli Mozzi, 38. 

The two sisters joined Prince Charles, 73, the Duchess of Cornwall, 74, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children for the event. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also made a noted appearance. 

However, it was announced the Queen wouldn’t attend the service today after experiencing some ‘discomfort’ during the first day of celebrations.

Also absent from proceedings was the girls’ father Prince Andrew, who last night announced he’d tested positive for Covid. 

The Duke has been absent from public life since being cast out of the working monarchy and no longer uses his HRH style after Virginia Giuffre, who was trafficked by Andrew’s friend Jeffrey Epstein, accused him of sexually assaulting her when she was 17. The Duke has always strenuously denied the claims. 

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Style sisters! Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice arrive at the Guildhall for a reception after the service of thanksgiving for the reign of Queen Elizabeth II at St Paul’s Cathedral in London

Beatrice, 33, dazzled in a blue dress by Beulah as she was accompanied by her husband of two years Edo Mapelli Mozzi, 38, who gallantly help-her out of the car

Beatrice, 33, dazzled in a blue dress by Beulah as she was accompanied by her husband of two years Edo Mapelli Mozzi, 38, who gallantly help-her out of the car 

Eugenie stepped on the stairs of the cathedrals in a pair of stylish black slip -ons heels, which matched the pretty hat she chose to wear today

Eugenie stepped on the stairs of the cathedrals in a pair of stylish black slip -ons heels, which matched the pretty hat she chose to wear today  

Before the Jubilee festivities, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby – who also now has Covid and had to pull out of the service – had suggested Andrew was ‘seeking to make amends’, adding: ‘I think that’s a very good thing.’

Andrew took a central role in escorting his mother to the Duke of Edinburgh memorial service in March.

It came as a surprise change to the planned arrangements – only weeks earlier he had been banished from royal public life and paid to settle his court case.

The move was taken as a sign of the monarch’s support for her son, and there were fears Andrew could use the Jubilee celebrations as another opportunity to place himself front and centre, amid reports he still believes there is a way back for him to public life. 

The Duke of York and Sarah Ferguson’s daughters looked relaxed as they made their way to the Cathedral this morning. 

The two mothers, who had left their respective children, August, 16 months, and Sienna, eight-months, at home, looked a picture of unity.  

Eugenie’s brown locks were styled neatly in a ponytail under a discreet black hat from Juliette Botterill. 

Meanwhile, Beatrice’s strawberry blonde mane was styled in a similar do, under a fascinator that completely matched her dress. 

Priness Eugenie chose a vibrant orange dress with a black cocktail hat, while Beatrice was perfectly co-ordinated in shades of blue

Priness Eugenie chose a vibrant orange dress with a black cocktail hat, while Beatrice was perfectly co-ordinated in shades of blue  

Prince Harry, who was sitting next to Jack Brooksbank, seemed very amused by their conversation as the family waiting for the ceremony to begin

Prince Harry, who was sitting next to Jack Brooksbank, seemed very amused by their conversation as the family waiting for the ceremony to begin 

Both sisters sported a glamourous daytime makeup, with a dash of mascara and bronzer to compliment their healthy glow. 

Meanwhile, Jack and Edo looked in their element in finely tailored jackets and morning coats. 

Jack, who was wearing glasses, was wearing a sunny yellow tie, while his brother-in-law donned a baby blue one that matched Beatrice’s dress.  

The two sisters and their husbands were seen smiling and waving at fans as they made their way inside the Cathedral for the service. 

It was announced their father Prince Andrew wouldn’t attend the Jubilee’s celebrations after he tested positive for coronavirus. 

Eugenie shared touching photos of her family waving at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee flyover as she shared a glimpse of her first day of Jubilee celebrations online yesterday. 

The Queen’s granddaughter was pictured standing with husband Jack who was holding their son August, in photographs posted to her Instagram stories. 

The smartly dressed trio were standing on a London rooftop waving to the Platinum Jubilee flypast, at what appeared to be a jubilee celebration party. 

Beatrice’s husband Edo Mapelli Mozzi revealed on Instagram he attended the same party as he shared glimpse of the flypast on his own Instagram post

Writing in a social media post, he said: ‘Congratulations to Her Majesty The Queen on her remarkable Platinum Jubilee. Thank you for your 70 years of steadfast and dedicated service.’

Senior members of the royal family – including Prince Charles, Camilla, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children – appeared on the Buckingham Palace balcony for Trooping the Colour.

While Eugenie and Beatrice have also featured on the balcony in previous years, they were not included this year after the Queen decreed that only working members of the Royal Family would join her to watch the flypast in order to avoid any awkwardness surrounding the presence of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Prince Andrew. 

It comes as the Queen has met her great-granddaughter Lilibet for the first time after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had lunch with the monarch and senior royals behind closed doors as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Eugenie and Beatrice, who looked very elegant, were all smiles as they arrived for the ceremony at St Paul's this morning with their respective husbands

Eugenie and Beatrice, who looked very elegant, were all smiles as they arrived for the ceremony at St Paul’s this morning with their respective husbands 

The visiting Duke of Sussex, 37, looked deep in thought as his cousins and their partners perused the book of the ceremony

The visiting Duke of Sussex, 37, looked deep in thought as his cousins and their partners perused the book of the ceremony

Princess Beatrice paired her blue dress with grey swede heels and looked perfectly relaxed earlier today when she arrived at the event

Princess Beatrice paired her blue dress with grey swede heels and looked perfectly relaxed earlier today when she arrived at the event 

Eugenie, 32, looked stunning in an orange dress as she walked to the Cathedral with her husband Jack Brooksbank, 36, left. Meanwhile, her older sister Beatrice, 33, dazzled in a blue dress as she was accompanied by her husband of two years Edo Mapelli Mozzi, 38, right. The two sisters looked elegant. Beatrice wore an orange dress while Beatrice donned a blue dress cinched at the waist with  a built-in belt

Eugenie, 32, looked stunning in an orange dress as she walked to the Cathedral with her husband Jack Brooksbank, 36, left. Meanwhile, her older sister Beatrice, 33, dazzled in a blue dress as she was accompanied by her husband of two years Edo Mapelli Mozzi, 38, right. The two sisters looked elegant. Beatrice wore an orange dress while Beatrice donned a blue dress cinched at the waist with  a built-in belt

Princess Beatrice and Edo Mapelli Mozzi made a striking pair as they arrived before the service was due to start this morning

Princess Beatrice and Edo Mapelli Mozzi made a striking pair as they arrived before the service was due to start this morning 

Eugenie, Jack and Harry seemed to be in on the same joke as they were seen laughing together after sitting down in the cathedral

Eugenie, Jack and Harry seemed to be in on the same joke as they were seen laughing together after sitting down in the cathedral 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex introduced their little girl to the Queen – nicknamed Lilibet as a child – yesterday at Windsor after attending a private Royal Family lunch at Buckingham Palace following Trooping the Colour.

Harry and Meghan are expected to remain mostly low-profile over the four-day Jubilee weekend, with no sign of the Netflix cameras that followed them around at the Invictus Games in the Netherlands in April. But they will attend today’s Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral – their first joint royal engagement in two years.

Prince Charles is officially representing the Queen at the service in London today after she was forced to pull out last night, and there will also be no appearance from Prince Andrew after he tested positive for coronavirus.

The Sussexes, who are staying at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor while visiting from California, were not allowed on the Buckingham Palace balcony yesterday and instead watched proceedings from Horse Guards Parade.

But today’s service will be Harry and Meghan’s first appearance with The Firm since the frosty Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in March 2020 shortly before they officially stepped down as senior royals.

The 96-year-old Queen missed today’s service at St Paul’s following a last-minute decision announced by the Palace at 7.30pm last night after she experienced ‘discomfort’ during the Trooping The Colour events.

The two sister and their husbands, who were both wearing morning coats, were greeted by the Lord Mayor of the city of London

The two sister and their husbands, who were both wearing morning coats, were greeted by the Lord Mayor of the city of London 

A stylish quartet! Older sister, dressed in blue, led the way with her husband Edo, while Eugenie, in orange, followed with Jack

A stylish quartet! Older sister, dressed in blue, led the way with her husband Edo, while Eugenie, in orange, followed with Jack  

Princess Beatrice looked stunning in her blue number, adorned at the wrists and on the chest with pearls

Edo Mapelli Mozzi looked dapper in his morning coat next to his wife of two years

Princess Beatrice looked stunning in her blue number, adorned at the wrists and on the chest with pearls, which she wore with a matching hat. Edo Mapelli Mozzi looked dapper in his morning coat 

Princess Eugenie looked great in her £ 1,503 summer midi dress with a cold shoulder detail from Emilia Wickstead this morning

Princess Eugenie looked great in her £ 1,503 summer midi dress with a cold shoulder detail from Emilia Wickstead this morning

Jack Brooksbank and Edo Mapelli Mozzi both gallantly helped their wives up the stairs of the cathedrals. Eugenie wore black stilettos while Beatrice opted for baby blue ones

Jack Brooksbank and Edo Mapelli Mozzi both gallantly helped their wives up the stairs of the cathedrals. Eugenie wore black stilettos while Beatrice opted for baby blue ones 

The parents of baby August, 16 months, attended the event without their son. They made a very elegant pair as they stepped out of the car

The parents of baby August, 16 months, attended the event without their son. They made a very elegant pair as they stepped out of the car 

Making a glamourous trio, Beatrice, Eugenie and Edo chatted as they waited for the service to begin, sat behind the Earl of Wessex and his family

Making a glamourous trio, Beatrice, Eugenie and Edo chatted as they waited for the service to begin, sat behind the Earl of Wessex and his family 

Beatrice and Eugenie greeted their cousin Prince Harry and his wife Meghan as they were sat in the Cathedral prior to the event

Beatrice and Eugenie greeted their cousin Prince Harry and his wife Meghan as they were sat in the Cathedral prior to the event 

She is understood to have suffered episodic mobility issues yesterday – and, in a statement, the Palace revealed the Queen ‘greatly enjoyed’ her birthday parade and flypast but ‘did experience some discomfort’.

It said: ‘Taking into account the journey and activity required to participate in tomorrow’s National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral, Her Majesty, with great reluctance, has concluded that she will not attend.’

It is understood the decision ahead of the service, which begins at 11.30am today, was considered regrettable but sensible due to the length of the journey and time involved and the physical demands the service would require.

The Archbishop of York delivered the sermon during today’s service as the Archbishop of Canterbury was forced to pull out due to having coronavirus.

There was no ceremonial journey to the cathedral and members of the Cabinet also attended today’s proceedings, with Boris Johnson reading from the Bible.

A bus load of royals! Fans in central London waved as the first part of the royal convoy arrived at St Paul's cathedral this morning

A bus load of royals! Fans in central London waved as the first part of the royal convoy arrived at St Paul’s cathedral this morning

Princess Eugenie has shared touching photos of her family waving at the Queen's Platinum Jubilee flyover as she shared a glimpse of her Jubilee celebrations online

Princess Eugenie has shared touching photos of her family waving at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee flyover as she shared a glimpse of her Jubilee celebrations online 

While Eugenie is not a working royal she has been vocal in support of her grandmother ahead of the historic weekend

While Eugenie is not a working royal she has been vocal in support of her grandmother ahead of the historic weekend

Additionally, Sir Keir Starmer attended the Service, alongside first ministers of the devolved administrations and former prime ministers.

Meanwhile key workers, charity volunteers and members of the armed forces were invited to the Queen’s service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s today in recognition of their contribution to public life.

More than 400 people, who have been making a difference either nationally or locally, were among the guests and many have been working tirelessly during the pandemic.

Before the service begins, the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Portsmouth (Royal Band), played as the congregation arrived and the State Trumpeters of the Household Cavalry performed to mark royal arrivals, while the Fanfare Trumpeters of the Central Band of the Royal Air Force accompanied later in the service.

The choirs of St Paul’s Cathedral and Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal joined together to sing the Vivats, I Was Glad by Sir Hubert Parry, performed at every coronation and now for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Princess Beatrice, Prince Harry, Prince William, the Prince of Wales and the Queen and the Duke of Edinburg attending a service of Thanksgiving to mark her Golden Jubilee at St Paul's in 2002

Princess Beatrice, Prince Harry, Prince William, the Prince of Wales and the Queen and the Duke of Edinburg attending a service of Thanksgiving to mark her Golden Jubilee at St Paul’s in 2002 

There was also to be a prayer called The Bidding during the Service, where the Dean of St Paul’s offered ‘thanks and ‘thanks and praise for the reign of Her Majesty the Queen and especially for her 70 years of faithful and dedicated service’.

The event featured a new anthem by Judith Weir, Master of the Queen’s Music, that set to music words of the third Chapter of the Book of Proverbs.

Bible readings, hymns and prayers to express thankfulness for the Queen’s reign, faith and service also were heard by the congregation as the nation marks the monarch’s 70 years on the throne and the ceremony will end with the singing of the national anthem.

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