The Queen and The Duchess of Cornwall attend the 750th anniversary of Westminster Abbey

Today The Queen and The Duchess of Cornwall attended a service at Westminster Abbey to mark the 750th anniversary of the consecration of the church.

Her Majesty and Her Royal Highness were greeted by the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, before joining the service, which was attended by more than 2,000 people.

Westminster Abbey has been the setting for every Coronation since 1066 and for numerous other royal occasions, including sixteen royal weddings.

The Duchess of Cornwall attends a service at Westminster Abbey

 

Abigail Wallace, Captain of the Queen's Scholars at Westminster School, presented a bouquet of roses to The Queen at the start of the service.

She then placed it on the shrine of St Edward the Confessor on behalf of The Queen.

Catholic Archbishop of Westminster Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Coptic Archbishop Anba Angaelos were also in attendance.
In his sermon, the Very Rev Dr Hall said the service celebrated the church and it's long history within the life of London, the nation and its worldwide influence.

After the service, Her Majesty received yellow posies from Margaret Payne, 10. The Duchess was given flowers by Margaret's nine-year-old brother Theo.