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The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were attending a service of dedication and thanks for the Order of the British Empire, at which 2,000 of those holding the honour were present.

Queen Elizabeth II leaves Service for the Order of the British Empire held at St. Paul’s Cathedral in her cape and crown. (Photos: Getty Images)

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh attend a service for the Order of the British Empire at St Paul's Cathedral, 7 March 2012

The Lord Mayor of London, David Wootton (R) carries the pearl sword as Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh attend a service for the Order of the British Empire at St Paul's Cathedral

The Queen And The Duke Of Edinburgh Attend A Service For The Order Of The British Empire At St Paul's Cathedral

The Lord Mayor of London, David Wootton (R) carries the pearl sword as Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh attend a service for the Order of the British Empire at St Paul's Cathedral, 7 March 2012. (Getty Images)