Queen's Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral in pictures

The service saw Harry and Meghan's first public appearance since arriving in the UK earlier this week

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Members of the Royal Family were spotted filing into the Cathedral ahead of the Service of Thanksgiving.

Service of Thanksgiving for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee took place at St Paul's Cathedral this morning, attracting Royals, politicians and over 400 members of the public.

The Queen pulled out of the thanksgiving service last night, after experiencing "discomfort" at the parade at Buckingham Palace.

The decision was made with "great reluctance" after pondering on the "journey and activity required", the Palace reported.

Among the first members of the Royal Family to arrive were Zara Tindall, the daughter of Princess Anne, accompanied by her husband Mike Tindall.

The Queen's son, Prince Andrew was absent from the ceremony following a positive covid test, but his daughters attended on his behalf.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson attended the event accompanied by his wife Carrie Johnson. They were greeted with boos and jeers upon ascending the stairs of St Paul's Cathedral.

Politicians including Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer and former Prime Minister Theresa May attended the ceremony.

Senior royals and extended members of the Royal Family travelled the short distance from St Paul's to London's Guildhall for a reception which is being hosted by the Lord Mayor of the City of London.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be absent from the Thanksgiving reception, held at the Guildhall.

Guests at the reception include many of those who attended the religious service, including royals and senior politicians.

First Minister of Scotland attended the service with her husband Peter Murrell
First Minister of Scotland attended the service with her husband Peter Murrell
Former Prime Minister was accompanied by her husband Phillip May
Former Prime Minister was accompanied by her husband Phillip May
Speaker of the House of Commons Sir Lindsay Hoyle attended the service
Speaker of the House of Commons Sir Lindsay Hoyle attended the service
Minister for Brexit Opportunities and Government Efficiency in the Cabinet Office Jacob Rees-Mogg (right), and Scottish Secretary Alister Jack
Minister for Brexit Opportunities and Government Efficiency in the Cabinet Office Jacob Rees-Mogg (right), and Scottish Secretary Alister Jack
Members of the Royal Family sung in unison at the Service of Thanksgiving
Members of the Royal Family sung in unison at the Service of Thanksgiving
Prime Minister Boris Johnson ascends the stairs of St Paul's
Prime Minister Boris Johnson ascends the stairs of St Paul's
Carrie Johnson sports a bright red dress and white and red fascinator
Carrie Johnson sports a bright red dress and white and red fascinator
Former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair was present and the service with his wife Cherie Blair
Former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair was present and the service with his wife Cherie Blair
Former Conservative Prime Minister and his wife Samantha Cameron approach St Paul's
Former Conservative Prime Minister and his wife Samantha Cameron approach St Paul's
Mayor of London Saqid Khan and his wife Saadiya Khan were welcomed with cheers as they arrived at St Paul's
Mayor of London Saqid Khan and his wife Saadiya Khan were welcomed with cheers as they arrived at St Paul's
Carrie and Boris were booed by crowds
Carrie and Boris were booed by crowds
Zara Tindall and her husband Mike Tindall
Zara Tindall and her husband Mike Tindall
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their first public appearance of the Platinum Jubilee
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their first public appearance of the Platinum Jubilee
Harry and Meghan hold hands whilst navigating the aisle of St Paul's
Harry and Meghan hold hands whilst navigating the aisle of St Paul's
Princess Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank laugh with the Duke of Sussex prior to the National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral
Princess Eugenie and husband Jack Brooksbank laugh with the Duke of Sussex prior to the National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral
The Queen's daughter Princess Anne took her seat in the Cathedral for the service
The Queen's daughter Princess Anne took her seat in the Cathedral for the service
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wave to royal fans
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wave to royal fans
Kate Middleton sports a lemon dress and fascinator
Kate Middleton sports a lemon dress and fascinator
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall leave the National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall leave the National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral
(Left-right) James Viscount Severn, the Earl of Wessex, the Princess Royal, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Countess of Wessex and Lady Louise Windsor leaving the National Service of Thanksgiving
(Left-right) James Viscount Severn, the Earl of Wessex, the Princess Royal, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Countess of Wessex and Lady Louise Windsor leaving the National Service of Thanksgiving
The Duchess of Cambridge waves to crowds as she departs the service
The Duchess of Cambridge waves to crowds as she departs the service
Prince Charles smiles to crowds outside St Paul's cathedral
Prince Charles smiles to crowds outside St Paul's cathedral
Prime Minister Boris Johnson reads a passage from the New Testament
Prime Minister Boris Johnson reads a passage from the New Testament
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Lord Mayor Vincent Keaveny leave the service
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Lord Mayor Vincent Keaveny leave the service