Former Royal Butler Unveils How Royal Family Plans to Privately Commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s Birthday

Former royal butler reveals intimate plans for Queen Elizabeth’s birthday, including private tributes and reflections by the royal family.

Queen Elizabeth on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, JONATHAN BRADY - WPA POOL/GETTY IMAGES)
Queen Elizabeth on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, JONATHAN BRADY – WPA POOL/GETTY IMAGES)

As the world remembers Queen Elizabeth II on what would have been her 98th birthday, the royal family prepares to mark the occasion with private tributes and reflections.

Grant Harrold, a former royal butler to King Charles and Queen Camilla, shares insights into how the family will commemorate the day, shedding light on the intimate moments behind the scenes.

Queen Elizabeth, who passed away in September 2022 at the age of 96, continues to be fondly remembered for her steadfast dedication and unwavering commitment to duty throughout her remarkable 70-year reign.

Born Princess Elizabeth on April 21, 1926, she left an indelible mark on the monarchy, navigating it through the complexities of the changing 20th and 21st centuries.

According to Harrold, the royal family will observe the late Queen’s birthday with toasts, tributes, and moments of reflection. While there won’t be public events, privately, it’s expected that family members will gather to honor her memory.

Harrold suggests that at Windsor Castle, where Queen Elizabeth is buried, there may be flowers placed on her tomb, a tradition often observed on royal anniversaries.

St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, the final resting place of the late Queen, is likely to see well-wishers leaving bouquets in remembrance.

This day holds significance separate from Trooping the Colour, the British Army’s annual parade celebrating the sovereign’s official birthday, typically held in June.

Royal Family The balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour parade. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, CHRIS JACKSON/GETTY IMAGES)
Royal Family The balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour parade. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, CHRIS JACKSON/GETTY IMAGES)

Harrold’s reminiscences offer a glimpse into Queen Elizabeth’s personality, including her renowned sense of humor.

He recounts an anecdote from his time with her in Scotland, where she playfully broke royal protocol by running to the dining room when guests failed to follow her cue. Despite the formalities, Queen Elizabeth’s humor and warmth endeared her to those around her.

Her keen observance and attention to detail are also highlighted, as she would personally inspect the table at state dinners and banquets to ensure everything was done correctly.

Even with a team of staff at her disposal, she took pride in overseeing every aspect of these occasions.

The royal family, including King Charles, Queen Camilla, Prince William, and Kate Middleton, are known to commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s birthday on social media.

Their posts serve as a public tribute to her legacy and enduring impact on the monarchy and beyond.

Harrold fondly remembers Queen Elizabeth as someone who truly “lit up a room.”

Her presence was unmistakable, characterized by her politeness, warmth, and ability to connect with those around her. Despite her regal stature, she possessed a down-to-earth charm that made her relatable to people from all walks of life.

In celebrating her birthday, the royal family not only honors her memory but also reflects on the extraordinary life and legacy of a monarch who shaped the course of history.

Queen Elizabeth’s reign witnessed significant social, cultural, and technological changes, yet her unwavering commitment to service remained constant throughout.

As the royal family comes together in private to remember Queen Elizabeth, the world joins in paying tribute to a monarch whose grace, dignity, and sense of duty continue to inspire generations.

Though she may no longer be with us, her spirit lives on in the enduring values she embodied and the countless lives she touched during her remarkable reign.

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