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'Choir Boy' Memories for The Queen from Choristers

Monday, 14th March 2016

'Choir Boy' Memories for The Queen from Choristers

Her Majesty The Queen received an early birthday present from the choristers of Westminster Abbey after the annual Commonwealth Service at the Abbey on Monday, 14th March 2016: a framed picture of 'Choir Boy' – the Queen's first winning racehorse which won the Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot on 17th June 1953.

The choristers felt they couldn't let the Queen's 90th birthday pass without a special gift from them. The boys, aged 8-13 years old, meet her each year after the service as she leaves the Abbey's Great West Door.

The presentation was made by Jeremy (Senior Chorister) and Daniel (Second Chorister).

Six of the younger boys were singing for the Queen for the first time during the service in celebration of Her Majesty's commitment to the Commonwealth in the year of her 90th birthday.

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