THE QUEEN AND THE DUCHESS OF CORNWALL WILL ATTEND A SERVICE MARKING THE 750TH ANNIVERSARY OF WESTMINSTER ABBEY
Tuesday 15th October 2019
Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall, will attend a service at Westminster Abbey to mark 750 years since Edward the Confessor’s original church was rebuilt under the reign of King Henry III. The new Gothic abbey was consecrated on 13th October 1269.
On arrival the Queen and the Duchess of Cornwall will be met by the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster, before proceeding to their seats in the South Lantern.
At the start of the 750th commemoration service a bouquet of roses will be laid at the Shrine of St. Edward the Confessor on behalf of Her Majesty by the Captain of The Queen’s Scholars.
During the service, Westminster Abbey treasures including a fragment of the shroud from the Shrine of St Edward the Confessor will be laid on the High Altar.