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Photos: The Queen commemorates Maundy Thursday

Posted Mar 28, 2013


Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh attended the Maundy service at Christ Church Cathedral on March 28, 2013 in Oxford, England. The Queen also distributed Maundy money to 87 women and 87 men, who each received two purses, one red and one white. A 5 GBP coin and 50 pence coin commemorating the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation in the red purse. The white purse contains the uniquely minted Maundy Money. This takes the form of silver one, two, three and four penny pieces, the sum of which equals the number of years of the Monarch’s age.

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