This year’s Royal Maundy Service took place at Westminster Abbey on 21 April 2011. Every year at Easter The Queen presents special ‘Maundy money’ to local pensioners in a UK cathedral or abbey. The presentation takes place on Maundy Thursday in recognition of the service of elderly people to their community and their church.

Watch footage of Queen Alexandra attending a Royal Maundy Service at Westminster Abbey [The Royal Channel]/youtube]: