Queen Elizabeth visited the city of York today, together with her husband Prince Philip, and their granddaughter Princess Beatrice of York. To attend the Royal Maundy church service at York Minster conducted by John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York.
During the service, the Queen distributed the traditional Royal Maundy money to pensioners who have been of service to their church or community, from all over Britain. Which this year was presented to 86 women and 86 men, one for each of her 86 years.
Each recipient received two purses, one red and one white. The red purse contained 5 pound coins commemorating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, and a 50 pence coin. The white purse contained uniquely minted Maundy Money. All coins have been minted in 2012.
After the service, the royal party signed the Minster visitors' book and then posed with the Maundy Day Pensioners for an photograph outside the Great West Door.