Queen Elizabeth reportedly held a “low key” party to celebrate her 83rd birthday keeping in mind the ongoing recession.
The Royal was said to have preferred a meal at her son Prince Edward’s house, in place of a banquet in the state rooms of Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle.
The Monarch and Prince Philip allegedly kept their company limited to 16 family and friends at Bagshot Park, Surrey, on April 21.
And the crunched supper purportedly included chicken breast stuffed with red peppers, followed by a simple creme brulee.
“The Queen was determined to keep this very low key by Royal standards. There were just 18 in total and several didn’t even drink,” the Sun quoted a Royal source as saying.
The source added: “The Queen has also made it clear she does not want to go over the top celebrating her official birthday in June.
“While the traditional Trooping of the Colours will go ahead, Her Majesty wants to keep things very simple. She knows how important it is to avoid upsetting people at a difficult time like this.”
Her Majesty was recently voted Britain’s Most Trusted Public Figure in a poll headed by YouGov.
She has previously set mindful examples to beat the recession by cutting down her trip costs, recycling old clothing items rather than investing in a new wardrobe and helping those affected by the hard-hitting credit crunch.