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The Queen lunches at St Martins House

The Queen arrives at St Martins House

On Maundy Thursday Her Majesty The Queen came to Leicester Cathedral to complete her Maundy Visits to English Anglican Cathedrals. The Royal Maundy Service is a tradition from Medieval times, when the Sovereign washes feet and gives alms to the poor. This is a service of the Chapel Royal, and Leicester Cathedral was hosting the event which was led by the Lord High Almoner with music that included singing from the Chapel Royal Choir.

The St Martins House Team

After the service a group photograph with all the Yeomen of the Guard joining the royal party preceded a walk to St Martins House. There Her Majesty The Queen attended a small private reception with canapés, made in-house and prosecco. This was followed by a ‘community lunch’ with guests including leaders and representatives of charities together with celebrities which included Rosemary Conley and Englebert Humperdinck.

The Venue at St Martins House

The Royal Party and guests were served by staff from St Martins House assisted by students and staff from Leicester College.

Food being prepared for the QueenThe final touches to the lunch

The menu was principally from local produce including Rutland trout, chicken with a stilton pate, and vanilla pod crème brulee with iced berries.

 

The Queen enters St Martins House

After lunch St Martins House staff all gathered in the foyer to bid farewell to Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh.

The Queen at the door of St Martins House Leicester

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