From egg hunts in the garden to roast lamb for Sunday lunch, Easter is often marked as a time of celebration and feasting. The religious holiday means different things to different people, but for the royals, the weekend is centred on tradition.
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are usually based at Windsor Castle, where they are often joined by their children and grandchildren.
Last year, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined Princess Anne, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie for the celebrations.
Although the family spend the weekend in private, they can be seen on Easter Sunday, when they attend a church service at St George’s Chapel. After the service, it’s customary for the monarch to receive a bouquet of flowers from local children.
It’s not the only time the Queen is seen in public, though.
Every year, she travels to different cathedrals to hand out Maundy Money on the Thursday before Easter Sunday. According to the royal family’s website, the ceremony has taken place in England since 600(AD) but it was the Queen who had the idea taking the tradition nationwide at the start of her reign.
Although the Queen doesn’t take part in an ‘official’ Easter egg hunt, the Royal Palaces are sure to be excellent hunting grounds (likely to be enjoyed by Prince George, Princess Charlotte and their cousins).
This year, Buckingham Palace and the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh are inviting families to track down chocolate eggs in both the Royal Mews and State Apartments. Two locations that could easily trump the back garden…
From Good Housekeeping UK.