Birthdays can be one of the most special days of the year, especially when you’re royalty.
Members of the British royal family probably don’t celebrate their birthdays the way you’d expect— in particular, the queen’s birthday comes with some extra special celebrations.
Here’s how members of the royal family typically celebrate their birthdays.
They traditionally get the day off.
According to Hello!, royals traditionally have the day off on their birthday, meaning they generally don’t have any formal appearances or meetings to attend.
But they don’t always follow that tradition.
When Meghan Markle turned 37 in August, she spent the day celebrating the wedding of Prince Harry’s close childhood friend, Charlie van Straubenzee, as per Town & Country’s reports.
And, in 2018, Prince William spent his birthday attending the opening ceremony of the Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre in Northampton.
Sometimes they commission special cakes.
In 2016, „Great British Bake Off“ champion Nadiya Hussain received the honor of baking the queen’s 90th birthday cake.
„A couple of weeks ago, I just got a phone call to say, ‘Hey, would you like to do this?'“ Hussain told NPR before the big day.
„And my initial reaction was ’no,‘ because I was so afraid of getting it horribly wrong. And then it dawned on me that I can’t say no to the queen. So once I got over the nerves, I thought, well, actually this is such an honor, how can I possibly say no?“
She said she decided to bake a fairly simple cake with orange drizzle.
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