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The Queen leads Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and royal family at Commonwealth Day celebrations

The royals stepped out for a traditional service

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Members of the royal family were out in full force on Monday to celebrate this year's Commonwealth Day. The Queen led her family in attending the traditional service at Westminster Abbey, which featured a 2,000-strong congregation. Notable attendees included Prince Charles and Camilla, Prince William and Kate, Prince Harry and Meghan, and Prince Andrew.

Kate and Meghan brought the glamour, arriving in style alongside their husbands. The Duchess of Cambridge was dressed to the nines in a bold red coat, while her sister-in-law Meghan, who is heavily pregnant, looked radiant in a pristine white coat, black-and-white dress and white hat.

The royal family steps out every year to attend the service, but 2019 is particularly significant as it marks the 70th anniversary of the modern Commonwealth.

We'll be updating this story live with photos as they arrive...

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William, 36, and Kate, 37, made a notable entrance. Lady in red Kate wore a bold coat with buttons down the front, and a matching hat.

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A closer look at Kate's all-red outfit, which she teamed with grey stilettos. 

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Prince Charles and Camilla also made up the royal party.

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The Duchess of Cornwall matched the Queen in a regal, purple coat.

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The Queen was the last to arrive, wrapping up from the cold in a very regal coat and matching hat.

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The royal family sat down for the Commonwealth Day service, which included a special performance from Alfie Boe. 

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The Duchess of Sussex was sat in between her husband, Prince Harry, and the Queen's son, the Duke of York. 

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge looked in great spirits as they left the Commonwealth Day service together.

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After the service, the royal family were given flowers by a group of young children. Once again, the Duchess of Cambridge showed her maternal side as she bent down to thank the little girl for her bouquet.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were all smiles as they left the Commonwealth Day service. At one point during the ceremony, Meghan was overcome with emotion as Alfie Boe performed a beautiful acapella rendition of Snow Patrol's Run.

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The Duchess of Sussex chatted to wellwishers outside Westminster Abbey, who had waited to present her with a bouquet of flowers following the service.

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Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall delighted onlookers as they stopped to chat to them after the service had finished. 

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The Queen held the bouquet of flowers given to her by wellwishers as she headed back home following the special service on Monday. 

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