Well, that all went well. The last big Windsor celebration in Windsor before the first royal wedding of the year turned out to be a little grey and grumpy. There was a row about a protocol breach, Prince Philip's health gave cause for concern and over the course of three days, everyone looked ever so slightly down in the dumps. Presumably, the chocolate kicked in after Sunday lunch at the Castle and it was smiles all round. Here's how the Windsors spent their Easter.
The Queen traditionally holds her Easter court at Windsor and this year the traditional Maundy Thursday service also took place there. On March 29th, the Queen handed out purses of specially minted coins to 92 men and 92 women - the number of recipients always matches the Monarch's age at their next birthday. They get two purses and inside one this year were special coins commemorating the Suffragette movement.
Each recipient of special Maundy money from The Queen today is given two leather purses, one red and one white. pic.twitter.com/gwgRVhJ22o— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) March 29, 2018
The Duke of Edinburgh was absent from the Easter church service at Windsor...but who was running late? https://t.co/TsfnUahMU3 pic.twitter.com/IwDgksRz7h— ITV News (@itvnews) April 1, 2018
“My heart goes out to all who this day, whatever their beliefs, are being persecuted on religious grounds.”— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) March 30, 2018
On Good Friday, The Prince of Wales sends a message of support to persecuted Christians around the world.
View the full message here: https://t.co/2cZu5wGVGH pic.twitter.com/EUYNj3RPGC