Royal Maundy Thursday service: The Queen gives monetary presents to pensioners

A Royal Maundy Thursday service had The Queen giving her monetary presents to the pensioners of the United Kingdom. She was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh.

The Queen on Maundy Thursday service

The traditional offering from the royalty was well received by the citizens. They lined up in the streets to welcome the royal party.

The Royal's Maundy Thursday service is The Queen's way of commemorating the religious event. She does it by giving alms to the senior citizens or retired pensioners.

The Maundy service, which falls on Thursday is a Christian holiday, before Easter. The practice dates back to the 13th century. It was originally done by giving financial rewards to the poor.

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