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March 30, 2018

Royal Family member ignites serious health concerns after canceling a recent church event

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Queen Elizabeth’s husband failed to attend the Maundy service recently. This service marks one of the holiest Christian days.

The service was held on March 29, 2018, according to Entertainment Daily. Queen Elizabeth II attended the event and performed all the rituals that go with it.

When Prince Philip, 96, failed to attend Thursday’s service, many people were quite concerned about his health. Philip canceled his attendance at a Maundy service.

According to People, the service was held at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. A source revealed that his lack of attendance was simply because he was having "trouble with his hip."

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Prince Philip retired from his official duties last summer, but he still appears from time to time. The Queen, 92, who attended without him, appeared to be in good spirits for the church service.

She carried out the annual tradition of distributing coin purses to members of the community. One purse was red and contained ordinary coins, while the other was white and contained special Maundy coins that numbered the Queen's age.

Representatives for the British royal family tweeted photos of the event and explained the ‘Maundy money’ custom. In one tweet it was explained that every year the Queen offered 'alms' to senior citizens recommended by clergy and ministers of all denominations.

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This was done in recognition of their service to their Church and local Community. The dishes that the Maundy money was presented on dated back to the 1660s.

The second tweet showed photos of the Queen handing out the coins. A third tweet featured a video of the custom, were each recipient of the special Maundy money from the Queen was given two leather purses, one red and one white.

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The Queen also posed with clergy and some schoolchildren. The royal Twitter account revealed that after the Maundy Service, the Queen would stand on the steps of St. George’s Chapel.

She stood alongside those who had taken part in the service, including children from schools in Slough and Maidenhead.

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