The Queen's Birthday on Maundy Thursday
Written by ACM   
Monday, 02 May 2011

In London Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has celebrated her 85th birthday on 21 April, 2011 with a visit to London's Westminster Abbey for the traditional Maundy Thursday service when she hands out specially minted coins.

The Queen and Prince Phillip were married in the Abbey and next week it will be the setting for the wedding of their grandson Prince William.

The service represents the Last Supper in the Christian faith and reflects a royal tradition dating back to the 12th century. This report is from Euronews.