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The Queen and Duchess of Cornwall attend Westminster Abbey's 750th anniversary Service

The Queen and the Duchess of Cornwall attend the 750th anniversary of Westminster Abbey. Photo: Tolga Akmen / Getty

The Duchess of Cornwall accompanied the Queen to a special service commemorating the 750th anniversary of Westminster Abbey. The service was lead by John Hall, the dean of Westminster.

The Abbey is not only a significant image in the history of the England but also for the Royal Family. Westminster has hosted every coronation since 1066 and sixteen royal weddings including the Queen and Prince Philip and more recently, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The Abbey also hosts several annual services including Remembrance Day and Commonwealth Day.

Westminster Abbey is one of many historical attractions in London. Having been consecrated in 1269 it has become one of the most recognizable churches in the world and is often referred to as the metaphorical "heart" for the Church of England (also known as the C of E). It is the third church to be consecrated on it current site and shares much of its history with England as a whole.

The newlywed Duke and Duchess of Cambridge outside of Westminster Abbey following their wedding ceremony. Photo: Carl de Souza

While the Archbishop of Canterbury is the senior most cleric, the Queen is supreme head of the C of E. The Archbishop and the Dean have both taken part in several royal milestones including the christening of Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis and Archie Harrison. They have also played roles in several royal weddings and commonly lead annual services.

The Royal Family is next expected to be at Westminster Abbey for Remembrance Day on November 11th. xx

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