Sophie Winkleman and Zara Tindall wear pink at St Paul’s service

Sophie Winkleman and Zara Tindall had a joyous reunion at today’s St Paul’s Thanksgiving service.

Sophie, 41, married to Lord Frederick Windsor, 43, the only son of the Queen’s cousin Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, donned a beautiful pink Beulah dress with pearl buttons and an ornate matching hat of flowers as she made her way to the Cathedral.

Meanwhile, Zara, also 41, attended the service with husband Mike Tindall and also sported a bright pink dress.

They 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 notable appearance.

However, it has been announced that the Queen will not be attending the service today after experiencing some ‘discomfort’ during the first day of the celebrations.

After the ceremony, Sophie reunited with Zara Tindall and the couple seemed delighted that they were both wearing pink as they posed up a storm.

Sophie Winkleman, 41, who attended the service with husband Lord Frederick Windsor, 43, was reunited with Zara Tindall outside the cathedral

All smiles!  The two royal beauties chose similar outfits, from the floral details of their dresses to the buttons of their pink dresses

All smiles! The two royal beauties chose similar outfits, from the floral details of their dresses to the buttons of their pink dresses

Sophie, who starred as Big Suze on Peep Show before marrying into the Royal Family in 2009, looked in her element as she made her way to St Paul next to her husband, 43, who wore a jacket.

Her hot pink dress was eye-catching in a good way and the look was just sophisticated enough, with beading on the cuffs and chest.

Her shiny locks cascaded over her shoulders in a sleek blow-dry, and she sported glossy makeup, with just a hint of mascara.

Sophie, who is the half-sister of TV presenter Claudia Winkleman, teamed the look with a white leather clutch and cream suede heels. Lord Frederick looked dressed in a gray suit for the occasion

Her choice of dress proved popular, as Princess Beatrice wore the exact same number in blue.

Meanwhile, Zara, the Queen’s granddaughter, 41, donned a fuchsia Laura Green dress and added an extra splash of color by pairing it with a Juliette Botterill hat in lilac, trimmed with flowers.

She accessorized with Laurence Coste earrings and paired her outfit with a pale lilac Aspinall bag and LK Bennett shoes in a similar shade.

The two women seemed amused that they wore similar outfits and posed for photos after the ceremony.

Extended members of the Royal Family turned out in droves for the Thanksgiving service today to show their support.

Sophie, who also starred in Two and a Half Men, lives in London and has two children with Frederick, Maud, eight, and Isabella, five.

Maud attends Thomas’s Battersea, the same school her distant cousins ​​Prince George and Princess Charlotte attended.

Since the couple tied the knot in 2009, mother-of-two Sophie says everyone has “looked after her”, especially the Queen and Prince Charles, who have been “wonderful”, and Prince William, whom she described as “heaven.” .

Speaking to The Times, in 2020 she said: “I was incredibly welcomed with open arms by every single one of them… They would never report me at all if I wanted to play [racy] role.’

Sophie is the half-sister of TV presenter Claudia Winkleman, with whom she shares father Barry Winkleman, and was educated at the City of London School for Girls before completing a degree in English at the University of Cambridge.

She explained that she and the Strictly presenter had ‘very separate lives’ as children because Claudia, who is nine years her senior, lived with her mother.

It comes as the Queen 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 Golden Jubilee celebrations. platinum.

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

Harry and Meghan are expected to keep a low profile for the most part over the four-day Jubilee weekend, with no sign of the Netflix cameras following them to 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 step down last night, and there will also be no appearance from Prince Andrew after he tested positive for the coronavirus.

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

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

Zara and Sophie both wore pink and both appeared to be enjoying themselves at today's Thanksgiving service in central London

Zara and Sophie both wore pink and both appeared to be enjoying themselves at today’s Thanksgiving service in central London

Many royal guests chose to wear pink dresses and accessories for today's event

A friendly meeting!  The two royals seemed amused by the similarity in their outfits, right down to the shoes and their leather bags.

A friendly meeting! The two royals seemed amused by the similarity in their outfits, right down to the shoes and their leather bags.

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

It appears she suffered from episodic mobility issues yesterday – and, in a statement, the Palace revealed the Queen ‘very much enjoyed’ her birthday parade and flypast, but ‘felt some discomfort’ .

He said: “Given the travel and activity required to attend tomorrow’s national service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral, Her Majesty, with great reluctance, has concluded that she will not attend. would not attend.”

It is understood that the decision ahead of the service, which begins at 11.30am today, was seen as regrettable but reasonable due to the length of travel 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 step down due to coronavirus.

Sophie looked poised in her bright pink outfit as she arrived for the St Paul service on the arm of husband Lord Frederick earlier

Sophie looked poised in her bright pink outfit as she arrived for the St Paul service on the arm of husband Lord Frederick earlier

Zara wore a very chic pair of sunglasses today as the sun shone over central London.  She paired her looks with lilac and purple accessories while Sophie opted for white

Zara wore a very chic pair of sunglasses today as the sun shone over central London. She paired her looks with lilac and purple accessories while Sophie opted for white

Sophie paired the look with a white leather clutch and cream suede heels.  Lord Frederick looked dressed in a gray suit for the occasion

Sophie Winkleman, 41, and Lord Frederick Windsor, 43, were among the Royal Family who supported the Queen at today's St Paul's Service of Thanksgiving.

Sophie Winkleman, 41, and Lord Frederick Windsor, 43, were among the Royal Family who supported the Queen at today’s St Paul’s Service of Thanksgiving.

There was no ceremonial trip to the cathedral and Cabinet members were also due to attend today’s proceedings, with Boris Johnson reading the Bible.

Additionally, Sir Keir Starmer attended the service, alongside Prime Ministers of 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 in St Paul today in recognition of their contribution to public life.

More than 400 people, who have made a national or local difference, were among the guests and many have worked tirelessly during the pandemic.

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

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