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So today is finally Easter Sunday, and there’s only one thing on all of our minds: chocolate, mainly, and potentially a roast dinner or two. Well, you may not be surprised to hear that though it is far more extravagant, the Royal Family’s Easter looks pretty similar to our own.

Royal Easter traditions are taken extra seriously, and actually start on the Thursday of the Easter week, the Daily Express reports. Easter Thursday is known as ‘Maundy Thursday’, and involves the Queen giving out ‘Maundy Money’ to local heroes for their contributions to the Church.

Sadly, the Queen couldn’t attend the Maundy Thursday events for the first time since 1970. Prince Charles attended in her place to lead the ceremony. But there will typically be a whole calendar full of more Easter events at Buckingham Palace, so the Queen won’t miss out on all the fun.

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And one of these traditions for the big day involves everyone’s favourite Easter snack - chocolate. But it isn’t a classic chocolate egg which is the “chocaholic” Queen’s top choice, a former royal chef once told Ok! Magazine.

Former royal chef Darren McGrady said of the Easter Sunday traditions in the Queen’s household: “Her Majesty loves chocolate, but particularly dark chocolate. She gives it up for Lent and then looks forward to tucking into her favourite Bendicks Bittermints. Boxes of them are provided for everyone to nibble on.”

But chocolate isn’t the only thing on the Easter menu. On Good Friday, the royal family follow tradition and have a fish supper. On Easter Sunday, the family attend a service at St George’s Chapel, before heading back for lunch.

Darren said: “We’d go straight into the main course – a traditional roast lamb with seasonal vegetables. The Queen likes her meat well done, so she’d always have the first two slices. They’d also have a compound salad served in a kidney dish attached to the plate – just some lettuce and cucumber with a little mint or some grated carrot and coriander.”

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How Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family Spend the Easter Holiday .
From giving up chocolate for lent to distributing symbolic gifts in recognition of public service, the royal family follows a host of Easter traditions.Like many families across the world, the royals have their own special Easter traditions, which include church services and family get-togethers.

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