After a Rough Week, the Queen, the King-to-be, and the Queen-to-be Go to Church

The close bond between The Queen and the Duchess of Cambridge (pictured) seemed evident as they chatted easily to each other

The Queen joined the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they headed to Crathie Kirk near Balmoral Castle for Sunday service today.

The Monarch, 93, dressed for the bank holiday heatwave in a bright pink ensemble and accessorised with pearls, while Kate Middleton, 37, who was snapped smiling beside her in the Royal Bentley, opted for a £225 midi green peacock-patterned shirt dress by designer Michael Kors.

The mother-of-three coordinated her outfit with a stylish fascinator and wrapped up in a navy coat featuring gold button detail – despite the hot weather conditions.

Meanwhile, Prince William, 37, who appeared to be laughing and sharing a joke with the royals en route, was pictured in the front passenger seat of the chauffeur-driven limo wearing a smart suit and red tie.

Natural beauty Kate kept her makeup to a minimum and teamed her stylish outfit with a pair of dainty gold hoop earrings, and wore her brown hair tied back in a loose bun.

The close bond between The Queen and the Duchess of Cambridge seemed evident as they chatted easily to each other.

The royals, who put on a show of togetherness after a tumultuous week, appeared delighted to see hundreds of well-wishers lining the streets in the scorching sunshine and gave them a wave in return.

But Prince Andrew, Prince Harry and Meghan and Zara Tindall, the daughter of Princess Anne, all embroiled in scandal to some degree, were absent.

First to arrive were Prince Charles, 70, and Camilla, 72, the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay, while in Scotland, from their Scottish home, Birkhall, on the Balmoral Estate, where members of the royal family are currently spending their summer holidays.

The Queen, Kate and Prince William arrived shortly after, followed by Prince Edward and his wife, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, 54, and their daughter, Lady Louise Windsor, 15.

Also in attendance was Peter Phillips and his wife, Autumn, both 41, and Princess Anne, 69, and her husband, Tim Laurence, 64.

Queen Victoria began worshiping at the church in 1848 and every British monarch since has worshiped there while staying at nearby Balmoral Castle.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge flew up to Aberdeen on a budget flight on Friday, where they met with members of the Royal Family, including the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, for lunch at a lodge near Loch Muick.

On August 15, the Queen and Prince Philip had lunch at Balmoral with their grandson James Viscount Severn as Prince Andrew and Fergie jetted off to Spain.

Her Majesty, who spends every summer at the Scottish castle, was previously seen enjoying a horse ride alongside a groom two days earlier, dressed in a trench coat and a headscarf, though the accomplished rider opted against wearing a helmet.

The monarch was also previously joined by Prince Edward, 55, her youngest son, who was pictured riding alongside his daughter Lady Louise Windsor.

Elsewhere Edward’s wife Sophie was photographed taking their son James, Viscount Severn, 11, to try his hand at fly fishing on the River Dee.

Back on August 6, the monarch was accompanied by Officer Commanding Johnny Thompson as she inspected the guard of honour before entering the Scottish residence.

It was reported just weeks before her visit that Balmoral was infested with bats, and that the Queen herself liked to watch her servants try to catch them.

SOURCE: Daily Mail, Chloe Morgan