Crowds gathered to welcome, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and Princess Beatrice who attended a Maundy Thursday Service at York Minster on April 5, 2012 in York, England.
Queen Elizabeth II visited York as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, which made it more of a state occasion with over two thousand in attendance at York Minster and several thousands waiting outside for a chance to meet the monarch. For that privilege, they had been lining up since before 8:00 in the morning.
Shortly before 11:00 a.m., the Great West Doors of the York Minster cathedral were opened and the Dean of York, the Very Reverend Keith Jones, and the Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu descended the steps to welcome the royal party.
For the Maundy Thursday Service Queen Elizabeth wore a pale blue coat with bright turquoise buttons, accessorizing with a matching turquoise hat with trim from the material of her coat.
Granddaughter Beatrice wore a navy blue coat and a white pillbox hat with navy blue flowers, topped off with a navy net. Beatrice also signed the register at York Minster while Archbishop John Sentam held her bouquet of flowers.
The royals followed up their observance at York Minster with a trip to the Yorkshire Museum. Enjoy the slide show…