During her summer break to Balmoral it becomes expected to see Her Majesty making her way to Crathie Kirk with her family on a Sunday.
And today she was joined by a less familiar face in the form of the Prime Minister Theresa May.
The leader of the conservative party, 60, was seen making her way to the chapel, which is a stone’s throw away from the Queen’s summer home of Balmoral castle, this morning.
The Queen was pictured making her way to Crathie Kirk alongside husband the Duke of Edinburgh on Sunday
Taking inspiration from the monarch’s traditional Sunday ensembles May opted for an elegant purple hat and matching jacket for her outing.
Meanwhile the Queen looked sophisticated in a dove grey ensemble and a matching piece of millinery with black accents.
She added a stylish amethyst brooch to her jacket as she and husband the Duke of Edinburgh took the passenger seat of the Bentley for their short drive to church.
Following behind was Prime Minister Theresa May who is thought to be joining the Queen, as previous Prime Ministers have always done, for a late Summer weekend at Balmoral castle
Theresa May was accompanied by her husband Philip on their way to the chapel in Scotland
Also joining them today was Prince Charles who took behind the wheel to drive himself and the Duchess of Cornwall to Crathie Kirk.
It is thought that May is joining the Queen, as previous Prime Ministers have always done, for a late Summer weekend at Balmoral castle.
Premiers traditionally have private audiences with the Queen at Buckingham Palace and at Balmoral, where the Royal Family holiday during August and September.
Her Majesty looked elegant in a grey and black jacket and hat combination as she arrived for Sunday service
Also joining them today was Prince Charles who was accompanied by the Duchess of Cornwall
Her Majesty typically arrives in Scotland August after Balmoral castle is closed to visitors and full security checks are carried out on the grounds.
The Queen famously enjoys a more low-key existence while staying at the Scottish retreat – with her former royal protection officer Richard Griffin recently revealing that she had a conversation with unsuspecting American tourists visiting the estate while dressed in tweeds and a scarf.
Balmoral, which was bought by Prince Albert for £32,000 in 1852, is said to be the Queen’s favourite home.
During her stay at the castle, she relaxes by going for walks on the Aberdeenshire estate, eating picnics and cooking barbecues.