LONDON / BBC News / UK News / April 21, 2011
The Queen distributed Maundy money to 85 men and 85 women.
The Queen has celebrated her 85th birthday by handing out Maundy money in a traditional royal service at Westminster Abbey.
The monarch handed out specially minted coins to deserving recipients in a ceremony dating from the Middle Ages.
Among the 170 people - 85 men and 85 women - who received Maundy money this year were 40 from the Isle of Man.
Buckingham Palace said it was the first time the Queen's birthday had fallen on Maundy Thursday.
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