April 5

Royal Family attend Easter Service, 2010

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, with other members of the Royal Family attended the traditional Easter service, Mattins, at St George's Chapel in Windsor.  

Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, Princess Anne, as well as Prince Andrew's children Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, attended the service. Agence France Presse reported that after the hour-long service Queen Elizabeth left to applause from the crowds outside.

The monarch, 83, wearing a long violet coat and matching hat, was handed flowers by well-wishers, including seven-year-old Grace Abbott who  said The Queen had wished her a happy Easter. Grace said:  "It was really special."

Kimberley Peacock, from Huddersfield, told AFP: "We weren't expecting to see the queen so close up. It was pretty amazing."

….UK General Election….

The AFP says Her Majesty may have to attend to important state duties on Tuesday. Prime Minister Gordon Brown is expected to visit Buckingham Palace to advise the dissolution of the House of Commons and calling of a general election on  6 May.

Some opinion polls are predicting a hung parliament. 

Under the Royal Prerogative, Her Majesty would appoint  a new prime minister who would need to  command the confidence of a majority of the members of the House of Commons.  The Governor of Tasmania will soon play a similar role.  

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