Queen attends Maundy service

The Queen has distributed Maundy money to members of the congregation at the traditional Royal Maundy Service at Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford

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The Queen hands out Maundy money in Oxford

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh have attended a Royal Maundy Service at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford.

Eighty-seven men and women - one for each of the Queen's 87 years received Maundy money.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh at the Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford.
The bags of Maundy money before they were handed out by the Queen

The white purses contain uniquely minted Maundy money and the red purse will contain a £5 coin and 50 pence coin commemorating the 60th anniversary of The Queens Coronation.

The Queen hands out Maundy money to 87 men and women

Queen arrives in Oxford ahead of Maundy service

The Queen has arrived in Oxford ahead of the Royal Maundy Service at Christ Church Cathedral.

The Queen arrives in Oxford ahead of Maundy service. Credit: ITV News/Georgina Brewer

During the service, the Queen will distribute the Maundy money to 87 women and 87 men - one for each of the Queen's 87 years. Each recipient receives two purses, one red and one white.

The Maundy money that will be distributed by the Queen. Credit: Twitter/@BritishMonarchy

The red purse will contain a £5 coin and 50 pence coin commemorating the 60th anniversary of The Queens Coronation. The white purse will contain uniquely minted Maundy money.

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