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sexta-feira, 27 de setembro de 2013

Prince George´s christening

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have just announced the christening of Prince George will take place on Wednesday, 23rd October at The Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace. Prince George will be christened by The Archbishop of Canterbury.

Chapel Royal: The Queen`s Golden Jubilee Window (2002)

One of the Chapel's most notable organists and composers was George Frederick Handel, who was appointed by George II. Handel composed the great anthem 'Zadok the Priest' for the coronation of George II in 1727 and it has been used at every coronation since. It is also sung each year at the Royal Maundy service in which the Queen distributes Maundy money. 

Queen Victoria was married in the Chapel, and her marriage certificate, hand-written by the Archbishop of Canterbury and signed by both bride and groom, hangs on the wall in the vestry.

In 1997, the coffin of Diana, Princess of Wales lay before the altar where her family and friends could pay their respects in private, before the Princess's funeral in Westminster Abbey.

The Chapel Royal is not open to the public except for services.

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