This Thursday, April 6, the first royal religious service of Charles III’s reign will take place at York Minster, featuring Her Majesty the Queen Consort.
During the service, 74 men and 74 women, representing the age of the Monarch, selected from Church of England dioceses across the country and from Anglican and ecumenical partners throughout the United Kingdom, will receive the Maundy.
King Charles visit to York
The Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell, stated that the royal visit to the city raises a “great deal of expectation”. The Archbishop will welcome the King at York Minster and there has been a lot of preparation for the royal visit.
“A lot of people have worked very hard on the preparations, but they have done so with great gusto, as this is a great occasion. It is a great honor to welcome the King to our city.”
After Mass at the cathedral, the King will make his way to the cathedral to open the York Minster Refectory restaurant, located on the former site of the cathedral school.
The royal couple will tour the restaurant and its facilities, and the King will unveil a plaque commemorating the visit and opening.