Hillary Clinton celebrates her 65th birthday at luxury spa with her family

Let them eat (vegan, gluten free) cake! Hillary Clinton celebrates her 65th birthday at luxury spa with her family

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15:28 GMT, 30 October 2012

Turning
65 might be a time of celebration and indulgence, but Hilary Clinton did not
use her birthday as an excuse to stray from her strict diet.

As Hillary celebrated the occasion with Bill, Chelsea and her husband Marc, the family
devoured a vegan, gluten-free cake at the lavish Mayflower Inn in Washington,
Connecticut.

But
despite cutting back on calories, the Clintons did not cut back on luxury at
the glamorous Inn and Spa.

Birthday girl: Hillary Clinton celebrated her 65th birthday with Bill, daughter Chelsea and her husband Marc by devouring a vegan, gluten-free cake. The family is here pictured at Chelsea and Marc's wedding in 2010

Birthday girl: Hillary Clinton celebrated her 65th birthday with Bill, daughter Chelsea and her husband Marc by devouring a vegan, gluten-free cake. The family is here pictured at Chelsea and Marc's wedding in 2010

At work: The secretary-of-state during an official visit to Sarajevo, Bosnia, today

At work: The secretary-of-state during an official visit to Sarajevo, Bosnia, today

With
suites costing up to $1,850 per night, the Mayflower is one of the most
prestigious five-star spas in America.

Fellow
guests saw the Clintons walking around the grounds, playing cards and reading,
in-between getting pampered and chatting to visitors, according to the NY Post.

One
lucky newlywed couple managed to chat to Hillary and Bill during their visit,
who took photos with the bride and groom.

The
former president, who had a quadruple bypass in 2004, adopted a vegan diet
after his coronary stent surgery in 2010.

Since
giving up meat and diary, Bill Clinton lost 24lbs, and told Ellen DeGeneres in
May: ‘It’s just a good thing to do, and puts so much less stress on your
cardiovascular system.’

Picturesque: Despite cutting back on calories, the Clintons did not cut back on luxury at the Mayflower Inn in Washington, Connecticut

Picturesque: Despite cutting back on calories, the Clintons did not cut back on luxury at the Mayflower Inn in Washington, Connecticut

Luxurious: Guests saw the Clintons walking around the inn's interior and grounds, playing cards and reading

Luxurious: Guests saw the Clintons walking around the inn's interior and grounds, playing cards and reading

Although
Hillary has not said if she follows her husband’s veganism, she clearly
supports his cause and wanted him to join in on her birthday celebrations.

She
told Savannah Guthrie on the Today Show last year that it works for him.

‘And
he, I have to say, Savannah, he has rarely gotten so much reaction since he
left the White House as when he talked about it because he basically said, “Look, I mean, some people are more vulnerable to heart problems than other
people”, and so he reversed his diet, but he felt like he needed to go even
further, and he thinks it’s working for him.’

Meanwhile,
Chelsea also follows in her father’s footsteps and featured a vegan menu and
gluten-free cake at her New York wedding to Marc Mezvinsky in 2010.

After
the U.S. Secretary-of-State finished celebrating her birthday over the weekend,
she was back to business in Algeria on Monday, pressing for military
intervention in Mali.

She
is discussing the growing threat by militant Islamists in the West African
nation.