Royal News Roundup: Kate Middleton Misses Easter But King Charles Attends, Queen Camilla Dons Go-To Boots & More

Plus, Charles Spencer talks growing up with sister Princess Diana

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Here’s all the royal news you need to know for the weekend of April 1, 2024. 

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  • Multiple members of the royal family wore green to the Easter Sunday service at St. George’s Chapel. The color was a fitting choice, since it is often associated with spring and new life. 
  • Sarah “Fergie” Ferguson also attended the service and wore a green tweed dress by Dolce & Gabbana, which retails for $2,449.
  • Sadly, Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, did not attend Easter Sunday service. They likely spent the day with their three children, Prince George (10), Princess Charlotte (8) and Prince Louis (5). 
  • In an exclusive conversation on the Royally Obsessed podcast, Princess Diana’s brother, Charles Spencer, shared rare details about his childhood, including how Princess Diana acted as his protector.
  • The royal family shared a special Easter message on Instagram. The video featured a cross surrounded by flowers with the words "Happy Easter" printed across it.
  • In a newly resurfaced excerpt from his best-selling memoir, Spare, Prince Harry revealed that King Charles and Queen Camilla previously suggested that Princess Catherine change the spelling of her first name to “Katherine” because there were too many royal names that start with “C.”
  • In another excerpt, the Duke of Sussex discussed the downside of Meghan Markle’s legal drama, Suits. He admitted that he made “the mistake of Googling and watching some of her love scenes online.”
  • The Royal Collection Trust offered a rare glimpse inside Buckingham Palace on Instagram. The photo featured a horologist displaying a clock from the Royal Collection in the Yellow Drawing Room.

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