Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales & The Duchess of York, worshipped at St Alban's Church Copenhagen today during their official visit to the Kingdom of Denmark. It was a double celebration as St Alban's Church is marking its 125th anniversary, and at the end of the service the Royal couple planted a tree next to the church to commemorate HM The Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
They were greeted by Suffragan Bishop David Hamid and Archdeacon Jonathan LLoyd, alongside members of St Alban's Sunday School. Bishop David preached and presided, at the service attended by over 200 people.
At the end of the service, Archdeacon Jonathan LLoyd showed Their Royal Highnesses the Memorial to HM Queen Alexandra, who founded St Alban's Church in 1897. Environmental issues are a strong theme of their tour during which they will visit an organic farm and a power station which uses household rubbish to generate power. Prince Charles chatted after the service with Owen Prewett, St Alban's Church Environmental Officer, about the importance of church action on the environment.
After signing the Visitor's Book and meeting churchwardens Katie Robson and Claire Clausen, the royal couple were presented with a bouquet by one of the acolytes, before being introduced to the church choir, led by Mr Peter Rohling.
(Information provided by Archdeacon Jonathan. Pictures by Bev Lloyd Roberts)