Queen makes Maundy history

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The Queen created another piece of history for Northern Ireland today with a show of religious and social unity at the Maundy Thursday service in Armagh.

The leaders of the four main churches in Ireland - including Catholic Cardinal Sean Brady - came together at St Patrick's Church of Ireland Cathedral in Armagh, Ireland's ecclesiastical capital, to watch Her Majesty distribute Maundy Money at the traditional pre-Easter religious service.

It was the first time that the historical service, which dates back more than seven centuries, had taken place outside England or Wales.

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