In the week leading up to Easter, which fell on the 21st April, the weather had improved and England was finally bathed in sun. The Royal family were out and about this week soaking up the warmth and two of their dogs were prize winners at the King’s Lynn Kennel Society Dog show. Princess Elizabeth joined her family to attend the Royal Maundy at Westminster Abbey. The King was 70 years old and the customary distribution of Maundy Money was therefore given to 70 pensioners of each sex. It was the young princess’s job to hand each pensioner £1 and as many pence as the King was in years of age. The money was specially minted for the occasion and consisted of silver pennies, twopences, threepences.