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New chapel at St Paul's receives royal dedication

Published: Sunday 23rd of November 2008

A special anniversary has seen London's world-renowned St Paul's Cathedral receive a pair of royal visitors.

HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh both attended a ceremony to enact a royal dedication for the Chapel of Knights Bachelor at the famous place of worship.

The chapel celebrates the centenary of Imperial Society of the Knights Bachelor, which keeps all records of knights of the British Empire.

Inside, several key features denote the room's importance, such as the luxurious English Oak panelling.

There is also a specially-constructed case holding the registers which have recorded every recipient since the initial investiture in 1257.

A number of important members of the clergy were at the service and music was provided by the English Schools Choir, among others top ensembles.

St Paul's Cathedral is considered by some to be the finest example of the work of revered British architect Sir Christopher Wren.

LondonPass holders can enjoy free entry to the cathedral, saving £10 for adults and £3.50 for children.

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