The Queen sent out pre-Easter presents to 190 Maundy Recipients and took to social media to pen a lengthy celebratory message in honor of the occasion.
The royal monarch shared a video and a heartfelt message to recognize the Royal Maundy Recipients in celebration of the Easter weekend.
The Queen wished royal followers a peaceful Easter Weekened. The clip showed yellow Daffodils being blown by the wind. A tree and a glimpse of the palace are also visible.
Queen Elizabeth arrives in the royal helicopter to open the new East Anglian Air Ambulance Base at Cambridge Airport on July 13, 2016 in Cambridge, England | Photo: Getty Images
EASTER WEEKEND NOTE
In reference to the video, the statement read: “Daffodils are blooming in The Green Park, close to The Chapel Royal and Buckingham Palace. It also mentioned the occasion of Maundy Thursday.
“Today is Maundy Thursday, and since the traditional Royal Maundy Service could not go ahead, The Queen has written to 190 Maundy Recipients, who have sent their traditional purses of specially-minted coins in the post,” the post stated.
Queen Elizabeth travels by train between on June 13, 2017 in London, United Kingdom | Photo: Getty Images
A photo showed the Queen's letter, which stated that she is delighted to send the Maundy Gift, which she hopes they will accept as an expression of her thanks to them for all they have done to enrich their community.
She noted that each year, at the Royal Maundy Service, they have an opportunity to recognize and give thanks to work done by many people for their neighbors' wellbeing, which is work that has been taken for granted.
Seeing that there is an ongoing pandemic, they canceled the traditional ceremony. According to People, the 94-year-old distributed Maundy money to recognize people over 70 years for their service in communities.
Although she typically hands out the gift in person at different churches around the United Kingdom each year, the gathering was called off for the second year in a row due to restricted social gatherings amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
THE DUCHESS TAKES ON PHOTOGRAPHY
Meanwhile, her daughter-in-law Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, used her passion for photography to create a lasting record of COVID-19 lockdown for her first book.
According to People, the 39-year-old announced the publication of a new book of her special photo project that helped capture the life of Britain as it underwent lockdown.
In her book's foreword, she wrote that when we look back at the pandemic in years to come, we will think of all the challenges we all faced, including the loved ones that passed on and dire circumstances faced by medical institutions.
ST. PATRICKS DAY
On the other hand, her mother-in-law keeps on wishing others well when celebrating occasions amid the pandemic. Ahead of St. Patrick’s Day, celebrated last month, the Queen sent out her best wishes to the Irish President Michael Higgins.
She also mentioned her 2011 trip to Ireland, which according to her, she still remembers fondly. The royal matriarch sent a moving message emphasizing the importance of family and partnership.
COMMONWEALTH DAY SERVICE
She also celebrated Commonwealth Day during an appearance on BBC One television on March 7, just hours before Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's sit-down interview with Oprah Winfrey.
The Queen usually attends the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey each year, but because of the pandemic, they canceled it for the first time in nearly half a century due to COVID-19.