Royal Maundy Service, 1952

Later today, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will attend the Royal Maundy Service at Leicester Cathedral, where she will distribute ceremonial Maundy money to 91 men and 91 women from the local community. Maundy Thursday is the Christian holy day falling on the Thursday before Easter. It commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles. The Queen commemorates Maundy by offering ‘alms’ to senior citizens in recognition of service to the church and to the local community. take a look below at the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh at the Maundy Thursday Service 65 years ago, on April 10, 1952,  at Westminster Abbey, which was also the Queen’s first public engagement since her accession that February. 

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