On the morning of June 5th, before the royal family takes part in a glittering carriage procession retracing the royal wedding route to Buckingham Palace, there will be a ceremony of thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral. The Dean of St Paul’s, The Very Reverend Dr David Ison, will conduct the service and the Archbishop of Canterbury will preach, reports the Press Secretary to The Queen in a recent media release.
A special prayer in honor of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will be incorporated into the service, which is to be followed by two separate receptions.
First, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will attend a short reception at Mansion House, while other members of the Royal Family will go to Guildhall. Second, the royal family will proceed to Westminster Hall to attend a Diamond Jubilee lunch given for The Queen by the Livery.
The Queen was at Westminster just a week ago and was presented with a stained-glass window in honor of her Jubilee; it was funded by both Houses of Parliament and will be installed later this year during a planned restoration of the Hall.