Order of British Empire Service, 1967

Earlier this year, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh attended the Centenary Service of the Order of the British Empire at St Paul’s Cathedral. Today, we are flashing back to the 50th Anniversary Service of the Order, in 1967-

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh processed into St. Paul’s Cathedral followed by a page holding the Queen’s train, an Equerry, and the Duchess of Grafton, the Queen’s Mistress of the Robes.

Guest of honour was Clementine, Lady Spencer Churchill then recently widowed.

After the service, the Queen and Duke took their places at the Alter for the personal dedication.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were joined at the Order of British Empire’s 50th Anniversary Service by the ‘Royal Aunts’: Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, and Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone.

The Queen wore the Girls of Great Britain & Ireland Tiara and the Mantle, Chain, and Badge of the Order of the British Empire. The Duke of Edinburgh wore a suit with the Mantle, Chain, and Badge of the Order of the British Empire.

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Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester wore the Iveagh Tiara with a pearl choker and the Mantle, Chain, and Badge of the Order of the British Empire. Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent wore the Kent Pearl Circles Bandeau Tiara with the Mantle, Chain, and Badge of the Order of the British Empire. Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone wore a diamond tiara with the Mantle, Chain, and Badge of the Order of the British Empire.

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