Broad Sanctuary links Parliament Square to Victoria Street. It is also part of the ceremonial route to Westminster Abbey. On 29 April 2011 Prince William of Wales (newly created Duke of Cambridge) arrived here to marry Miss Catherine Middleton, and the couple were conveyed past this spot in the 1902 State Landau on their way back to Buckingham Palace after the wedding service as depicted on this panel. Unveiled by
This is also the route taken by the Gold Coach in the Coronation Procession, when new sovereigns come to Westminster Abbey to be anointed and crowned. In April 2002 the funeral procession of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother marched slowly past this spot from Westminster Hall to the Abbey.
The Abbey Church of Westminster was consecrated in 1065, and the following year Edward the Confessor was buried here. It became the resting place of most English Kings and Queens from Henry VII in 1509 to George II in 1760. Thirty-nine English Sovereigns have been crowned here, and, since 1919, the Abbey has been the setting for a number of royal weddings, including that of The Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh in 1947.Nearby is 16th century St Margaret's Westminster, where fashionable weddings and parliamentary memorial services are held. Westminster Hospital stood on the site where now the Queen Elizabeth II
Conference Centre stands.
Originally built in 1834 the hospital was founded as a 'charitable proposal for relieving the sick and needy and other distressed persons'. It was a handsomely castellated neo-Gothic building, which was finally demolished in 1950. It must have looked similar to the neo-Gothic 1913 building which now houses the Supreme Court.
His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales
4th June 2013
In this depiction outside Westminster Abbey, the Royal Wedding Party includes, from left to right: The Duchess of Cornwall, Mr. Michael Middleton, Her Majesty The Queen, Mrs. Middleton and the Prince of Wales. behind: The Duke of Edinburg and The Dean of Westminster, The Very Rev'd Dr John Hall.
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Jubilee Walkway route map
The Jubilee Walkway was established to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1977. It encircles the centre of London, embracing many historic buildings and views. It is approximately 15 miles (24 kilometres) in length. Follow the Jubilee Walkway by foot, using the circular Walkway plates embedded in the ground around London. For leaflets and further information on walks in London telephone xxxx xxx xxxx www.jubileewalkway.com