On March 7, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh attended a “…service of dedication and thanks for the Order of the British Empire…” held at the grand St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.

According to the Press Association, roughly 2,000 attendees participated in today’s event including, “Senior public figures with the ranks of Knights and Dames Grand Cross (GBE) took part in a procession at the start of the service…”

Reverend Canon Michael Hampel lead today’s service which included prayers of “… courage, idealism and diligence for members of the order…” 

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Source: Press Association