Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain for the first time gave alms to the needy not personally, but by mail due to the epidemiological situation in the country. This was reported in the newspaper NBC News on April 10.
“I know that you, as a Mondie recipient, will be as disappointed as I am that the ceremony will not take place, although we understand the need for such a solution in the current circumstances. However, this should not mean that your invaluable contribution to the community will go unnoticed, and I am sending this generous gift to thank you for your Christian service,” the message says.
During the “ancient Christian ceremony”, the British monarch usually offers “alms” to worthy elderly people at the annual royal service of Mounty on Clean Thursday – Thursday before Easter Sunday, when the procedure of washing the feet of the apostles on the Last Supper. This year the Queen distributed the funds to Christians throughout the UK and sent them by mail. The monarch is currently on self-isolation at Windsor Castle.
Recipients of net money are usually over 70 and are appointed by local dioceses for outstanding contributions to local church and community life.
On 15 March, the Queen of Great Britain moved from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle due to a coronavirus infection in the country.