On April 19th the Queen was met at the West gate by the Bishop and Mrs Wakeling. At the West door she met the Minster staff before the great procession began the service. The maundy gifts are distributed in the context of a very beautiful act of worship in which the Duke of Edinburgh read a lesson and the Chapel Royal choir sang with the Minster choir. The service was broadcast on Radio 4 and local radio taking about an hour.
At the end of the service the Queen had an opportunity to have a glimpse of the Chapter House before leaving the Minster by the West door. After refreshments with the Churchwardens and staff she left to have lunch with the Lord Mayor of Nottinghm, as the city was also having a significant anniversary this year of its Royal Charter.
Extract from The Bramley May 1984