Queen hands out Maundy Money in behalf of the King

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The state religion of England is the Church of England and the Monarch is the Head of the Church of England.

According to the Church of England the Thursday before Good Friday is Maundy Thursday and on Maundy Thursday the Head of the Church - the Monarch - should hand out special coins to members of the public who have made positive impacts on their communities. The monarch gifts a number of men and a number of women - that number being the monarch's age - that same number in pence each.

Yesterday, Queen Camilla stepped in for King Charles III, who has cancer, to hand out the traditional Maundy Money to those who have made positive impacts on people's lives in their communities. As the King is 75 the Queen handed out 75p in special Maundy coins to each of the 75 men and 75 women (£112.50p in total).

The service also sees Beefeaters in attendance as the monarch's guards.

Yesterday a group of republicans, a fringe group in Britain, held a protest as the ceremony got underway.

This annual Church of England service derives from Jesus washing the feet of his 12 disciples the night before he was crucified.


 
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The King delivers his Maundy Thursday message to his country.

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