Royal Easter Sunday traditions, what the Queen has eaten for over 70 years and family plans in Windsor

Many of us have our own traditions as we celebrate Easter Sunday; some may feast on a family roast and others participate in the annual Easter egg hunt in the garden. The royal family are no different when it comes to tradition and have their own way of celebrating the religious event every year.

Traditionally, on Easter Sunday, the Royal Family visit St George’s Chapel, make a few appearances and spend time together at Windsor Castle. As the public saw the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall as they represented the Queen at the annual Maundy Thursday event in Windsor earlier this week (April 14), it was confirmed that the Queen n will not attend the Easter Sunday service with other family members reports My London.

Although this year’s Easter events won’t be the same, Her Majesty will no doubt continue to sit down for a traditional roast dinner with her family at Windsor Castle as she continues her Platinum Jubilee celebrations. After the Easter Sunday service at St George’s Chapel, the family will return to Windsor Castle and sit down for a traditional four-course dinner of roast lamb and vegetables.

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Details of the meal were revealed by former royal chef Darren McGrady in an interview with Okay Magazine, in which he explained the long tradition. He said: “We would go straight to the main course – a traditional roast lamb with seasonal vegetables. The Queen likes her meat well done so she would always have the first two slices.

“They would also have a mixed salad served in a kidney dish attached to the plate – just lettuce and cucumber with a bit of mint or grated carrot and cilantro.”

After the roast lamb dish, the family is said to enjoy a special cheese dish which has been specially made at the Windsor Dairy and served with fruit. The former chef said: “The sweetest white peaches in Windsor were also growing on the estate in my day. We had to lock them away in the kitchens because everyone wanted to taste them.

“The Queen was always looking forward to them, but she should wait until they were in season.”

Just like millions across the country, the family will enjoy chocolate to finish off the meal. It is believed that the staff make the Easter eggs by hand in the castle kitchens. Adult eggs are beautifully decorated with sugar flowers, while children’s eggs feature fun designs.

The Queen is well known to love chocolate and has been described as a “chocolate addict” before. Darren confirmed that Her Majesty’s Easter egg is always made with dark chocolate as it is her favourite.

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Alicia R. Rucker