Royal Maundy Service at St George’s Chapel

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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall represented the Queen, the Head of the Church of England, at the Royal Maundy Service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, on April 14th. The Prince and the Duchess were met by the Dean of Windsor, the Right Reverend David Conner KCVO, and the Lord High Almoner, the Right Reverend Dr. John Inge, being presented with nosegays at the start of the service, during which the Prince of Wales distributed the Maundy money. Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles and is one of the most ancient ceremonies retained in the Church of England. Each year, The Queen commemorates this by offering ‘alms’ to senior citizens in recognition of their service to the church and to the local community.

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