Queen Elizabeth visits every cathedral in UK for Maundy Thursday

Dima Suchin
By Dima Suchin
April 13, 2017Worldshare

Queen Elizabeth handed out purses with coins in them on April 13 at the Royal Maundy Service at Leicester Cathedral. Maundy Thursday has been a tradition since the 13th century, it marks the start of the three-day Easter celebration.

The queen attended the service with her husband, Prince Philip. She handed out two purses of coins to 91 men and 91 women. The coins in the red purse represents food and clothing while the white purse contains 91 pence ($1.14) , reflecting the monarch’s age.

The queen visits a different cathedral each year; with this year’s visit she will have been to every single cathedral in the U.K.

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