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It is famous for marrying all the royals, such as the recent Kate Middleton and Prince William.

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Traditional coronation/burial site for monarchs.

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How many people are buried in Westminster Abbey?

There are 3000+ people buried in Westminster Abbey.

Most monarchs were crowned at?

Westminster Abbey

Who was the first king to be crowned at Westminster Abbey?

Harold Godwinson

What scientists are buried in Westminster Abbey?

Newton, Herschel, Darwin, Rutherford, Thomson, Kelvin, P.A.M. Dirac

What is Westminster Abbey noted for?

They aren't necessarily. The Abbey's own website states: 'Westminster Abbey has hosted only sixteen royal weddings in its long history (of reigning monarchs or those who, had it been established at the time, were entitled to the style "Royal Highness"). History records a number of weddings taking place "at Westminster" but his did not necessarily mean at the Abbey. Another probable venue was St Stephen's chapel in the Palace of Westminster. Whitehall Palace and Greenwich Palace were two of the locations used by Henry VIII. St James's Palace and St George's chapel Windsor were also popular with later monarchs and their children. Princess Patricia, a grand-daughter of Queen Victoria, began the modern trend for royal marriages at Westminster Abbey in 1919 and Princess Mary and Elizabeth Bowes Lyon, who married the future George VI, chose to follow her example.' However, in more recent history: Several Royal Weddings have been held elsewhere. The Duke and Duchess of Kent were married in York Minster; Prince Charles and Princess Diana were married in St. Paul's Cathedral; the Queen's youngest son Prince Edward and his wife Sophie were married in St. George's Chapel Windsor; and for his second wedding to Camilla, Prince Charles married in the Guildhall, Windsor, followed by a Service of Blessing in St. George's Chapel. Of the Queen's grandchildren, only Prince William was married in Westminster Abbey. Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn were married in St. George's Chapel, Windsor, and his sister, Zara Phillips, married Mike Tindall in the Cannongate Kirk, Edinburgh.

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What is a famous abbey in London?

Westminster Abbey

What is the famous cathedralof london?

Westminster Abbey and St Paul's Cathedral.

Name 2 famous cathedrals in London?

St Pauls Cathedral and Westminster Cathedral (not to be confused with Westminster Abbey).

What has the author Lawrence Edward Tanner written?

Lawrence Edward Tanner has written: 'Unknown Westminster Abbey' -- subject(s): Westminster Abbey 'Westminster School' -- subject(s): Westminster School 'The history of the coronation' 'The abbot's house and deanery of Westminster Abbey' 'The history and treasures of Westminster Abbey' -- subject(s): Westminster Abbey 'Westminster Abbey'

What poet's corner is and in what London church it can be found?

Poet's Corner is in Westminster Abbey and is so named because many famous poets and writers are buried in that part of the Abbey.

Why Is Westminster abbey Named Westminster Abbey?

Because it's an abbey and it used to be in the City of Westminster which is now within London.

Is Westminster abbey episcopalian?

Westminster Abbey is High Anglican

Where did the coronation take place?

The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II was held in the Abbey Church of St. Peter, Westminster (Westminster Abbey) on 2nd June 1953

Is Westminster school and Westminster Abbey choir school are not in the grounds of westminister abbey?

They are in the grounds of the Abbey.

How does Westminster Abbey worship?

Westminster Abbey, is an Anglican, Christian Church.

Where did William and Kate get married?

Westminster Abbey

Where was chaucer buried and what area?

Geoffrey Chaucer was buried in Westminster Abbey, located in London, England. He was interred in what is now known as the Poets' Corner of the Abbey, a section dedicated to famous literary figures.