Bells ring out for big day

The Herald - - FRONT PAGE -

BELLS will ring out at the his­toric church where the Queen mar­ried the Duke of Ed­in­burgh, 70 years to the day since the cou­ple said their vows.

A full peal will sound from West­min­ster Abbey, where the 21-year-old Princess El­iz­a­beth walked up the aisle to marry her dash­ing Greek and Dan­ish prince in 1947.

At 1pm on Mon­day, the abbey’s ringers will be­gin a com­pli­cated peal con­sist­ing of 5,070 changes or se­quences, with the 70 a nod to the an­niver­sary. It will take the ringers around three hours and 20 min­utes to com­plete.

It is a his­toric tra­di­tion that the Abbey bells are rung for sig­nif­i­cant royal oc­ca­sions and an­niver­saries.

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