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A happy (and very different) Easter! The royals found unusual ways to celebrate the day this year

From Britain to Monaco - Easter 2021 was one to remember.

By Jess Pullar
There was never any doubt in our minds that Easter 2021 would be quite different for many people in the Northern Hemisphere.
As the UK and much of Europe remains in various states of lockdown, or under strict social distancing restrictions, so too do their corresponding royal families.
Of course, Easter is up there with Christmas in terms of royal watching opportunities. The British royals in particular put on quite the spectacle as they don their glad rags for the annual Easter service at Windsor.
This year, things weren't quite the same - though no less special.
Instead of whacking on a dreamy Alexander McQueen outfit and flipping her perfect-not-a-hair-out-of-place blow dry for the world to see, Duchess Catherine spent Easter doing something a little different this year.
Hoping on board the smash cake trend - with a twist - it appears there was chocolate involved in Kate's Easter Sunday celebrations with Prince William and their three children George, Charlotte and Louis.
Only, they got a little creative with said chocolate when sharing their celebration with the world.

In a unique Instagram update, the family shared a video of a chocolate egg embossed with the words 'Happy Easter' in delicate white frosting.
As the clip begins, the egg appears smashed, and in a rewind feature, it falls back together again as a rolling pin (the likely culprit behind the smashed egg) moves away.
Whether this is a glimpse of the Cambridges' Easter Sunday (we can certainly imaging two-year-old Louis getting right into the swing of, er, destroying inanimate - and safe! - objects), or just an arty way of capturing their 12 million-strong Instagram following, there's no doubt the family enjoyed a fun-filled day together.
The Cambridge family spent Easter away from the public eye. (BBC)
Further west of the Cambridge clan was Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth, who were able to finally reunite after what was likely months apart due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now that the Queen has been vaccinated, and with some restrictions easing across the country, the mother and son were able to share some very special time together in the spring weather outside Windsor Castle in the grounds of Frogmore House.
The Palace released a gorgeous image of the two royals sharing a special moment as they walked together.
"The Queen and The Prince of Wales enjoy a walk in the grounds of Frogmore House, Windsor," the captioned read alongside the sweet image.

Across the pond, some of our favourite European royals squeezed in some extra special moments amidst the pandemic.
Princess Charlene of Monaco shared a beautiful update from her home with husband Prince Albert and their two children, Gabriella and Jacques.
"Wishing everyone a blessed Easter ❤️happy Easter egg hunting," the Princess wrote alongside the image showing the family with a rather impressive chocolate egg haul.
Princess Charlene of Monaco shared this colourful, wholesome image of her family at Easter. (Instagram)
While the Crown Prince family of Denmark shared their special Easter celebration last week (we'll just leave this here to remind you of their much anticipated reunion with Queen Margrethe), the younger brother of Prince Frederik, Prince Joachim and his family also marked the religious occasion appropriately.
In an update shared by the Palace, Joachim and his wife Princess Marie were pictured attending a church service with their two young children, Princess Athena and Prince Henrik, in their current country of residence, France.
"Happy Easter here from Paris, where today we have been to worship in the Danish church Frederikskirken," the Palace shared.

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