The Queen to visit Leicester in April

After Prince Charles’s recent visit to Leicester it was announced the Queen will also be visiting the city in April.

She will be attending the traditional Maundy Thursday ceremony with Prince Philip at Leicester Cathedral on 13th April.

Maundy Thursday is a religious service held the day before Good Friday. At the service, the Queen distributes special Maundy money to local pensioners.

Her Majesty will mark the occasion by handing out special coins to recognise peoples service’s to the church and the community.

She visits a different Cathedral or Abbey every year, demonstrating her interest and involvement with people across the UK.

The Queen came to Leicester back in 2012 to mark the beginning of her diamond jubilee celebrations.

Sir Peter Soulsby, City Mayor said:

“It is wonderful news the Queen is coming back to Leicester for this Maundy ceremony at the heart of our historic city.

We were honoured that she chose to begin her Jubilee tour here in Leicester and this will be a wonderful opportunity to show her how we and the Cathedral have reburied King Richard III with dignity and honour.”