In Pictures: Royals and dignitaries attend service of thanksgiving

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Senior Royals and dignitaries attended a special service of thanksgiving on Friday for the second day of the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations.

The Queen watched on television from Windsor as nearly 50 members of the Royal family gathered in her honour at St Paul’s Cathedral.

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Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Princess Royal, the Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke of Cambridge, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Prince of Wales , the Earl of Wessex, the Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise Windsor, James, Viscount Severn, the Duke of Gloucester, and the Duchess of Gloucester, with the wider members of the Royal Family seated behind during the National Service of Thanksgiving (PA)
Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Princess Royal, the Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke of Cambridge, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Prince of Wales , the Earl of Wessex, the Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise Windsor, James, Viscount Severn, the Duke of Gloucester, and the Duchess of Gloucester, with the wider members of the Royal Family seated behind during the National Service of Thanksgiving (PA)
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Harry and Meghan were the focus of attention in the absence of the monarch and the couple, after their decision to step down as working royals for financial freedom, were relegated to a second row seat in St Paul’s Cathedral.

Indicative of their more-minor position within the royal family, the couple had taken their second-row seats with Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie and their husbands, and Lady Sarah Chatto and her family, before the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived.

Prince Harry, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall and her husband Mike Tindall depart (REUTERS)
Prince Harry, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall and her husband Mike Tindall depart (REUTERS)
Princess Anne, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William attend the National Service of Thanksgiving (AP)
Princess Anne, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William attend the National Service of Thanksgiving (AP)
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Princess Beatrice arrive for the National Service of Thanksgiving (Getty Images)
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Princess Beatrice arrive for the National Service of Thanksgiving (Getty Images)
Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi arrive for the National Service of Thanksgiving (REUTERS)
Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi arrive for the National Service of Thanksgiving (REUTERS)
Princess Eugenie, Jack Brooksbank and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend the National Service of Thanksgiving (Getty Images)
Princess Eugenie, Jack Brooksbank and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend the National Service of Thanksgiving (Getty Images)

The Service of Thanksgiving saw more than 400 hundred people who have served the nation, many during the pandemic, invited to be part of the celebrations marking the Queen’s 70-year reign.

The Sussexes were among a 2,000-strong congregation which included the Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was booed by the crowd outside, Cabinet ministers, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, first ministers of the devolved governments and every living former prime minister.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex and their two children, Lady Louise Windsor and James Viscount Severn, arriving for the National Service of Thanksgiving (PA)
The Earl and Countess of Wessex and their two children, Lady Louise Windsor and James Viscount Severn, arriving for the National Service of Thanksgiving (PA)
Zara Tindall and her husband Mike Tindall arrive for the National Service of Thanksgiving (PA)
Zara Tindall and her husband Mike Tindall arrive for the National Service of Thanksgiving (PA)
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