As many are celebrating Easter today, European royals have sent Easter greetings to mark the occasion. Later today, Her Majesty The Queen will celebrate the holiday alongside members of the British Royal Family at St George’s Chapel.
Let’s take a look at other Easter messages and celebrations across Europe.
Princess Madeleine of Sweden was one of the first to share an Easter message with an Instagram post of her three children, Princess Leonore, Prince Nicolas, and Princess Adrienne. Her two older children hold bunnies in their baskets as their one-year-old sister sat between them.
“Happy Easter from our bunnies!” Madeleine said on her account.
The Royal Danish House shared a video of Queen Margrethe yesterday painting Easter eggs at Marselisborg Palace in Aarhus. The Queen put her experience art skills to use with various designs on the eggs.
With the video, the Royal House explained, “For decades, the Queen has celebrated Easter at Marselisborg Palace in the southern part of Aarhus. In the early 1970s, the Queen and Prince Henrik started a tradition of painting Easter eggs with TRH the Crown Prince and Prince Joachim. Here both painted on hard-boiled eggs, which were subsequently eaten, and breathed eggs that were hung on the branches as decoration. The Queen has held onto tradition and continues to paint eggs every year in the days leading up to Easter.”
In Norway, Princess Märtha Louise, the daughter of King Harald and Queen Sonja, shared a selfie on her Instagram wishing everyone a happy Easter in both English and Norwegian.
Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia released a message for all those who celebrate the holiday today:
“On the occasion of Easter, the greatest feast of the Christian world, I extend my cordial greetings to all believers who celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to the Gregorian calendar. For Christians, Easter is the most important holiday. This is a special and sacred time of the year! This Easter, too, families and friends will gather to celebrate it together. After fasting, to celebrate joyfully the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, to think about his life and teachings of kindness, tolerance, compassion and forgiveness! I wish you to spend the Holidays in peace, happiness and tranquillity.”
The Prince of Wales released his usual Easter message on Good Friday, which can be read here. Her Majesty and her granddaughter, Princess Eugenie also attended traditional Maundy Thursday services on Thursday to begin Easter celebrations for their family.