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Hampton Court Palace Holds First Catholic Service In Over 450 Years...LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 09:  (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE)  Wearing his red cassock, Father Anthony Howe sets up the Tudor plate, and a collection of Tudor artefacts that are used to dress the altar for a service at the chapel at Hampton Court Palace on February 9, 2016 in London, England. This evening Henry VIII's Chapel at Hampton Court will host the first Catholic service to be held there in over 450 years. The service will be led by Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the head of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales and attended by Bishop of London, Rt Revd Dr Richard Chartres who will deliver the sermon. Renowned ensemble The Sixteen will perform works from the Reformation period during the service.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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Father Anthony Howe sets up the Tudor plate, and a collection of Tudor artefacts that are used to dress the altar for a service at the chapel at Hampton Court Palace. This evening Henry VIII’s Chapel at Hampton Court will host the first Catholic service to be held there in over 450 years

Anna Reynolds, curator for the Royal Collection, views ornate armour worn by Henry, Prince of Wales, at the Queen's Gallery, in Buckingham Palace, London May 7, 2013. The armour forms part of the "In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion" exhibition which will open on May 10.

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Anna Reynolds, curator for the Royal Collection, views ornate armour worn by Henry, Prince of Wales, at the Queen’s Gallery, in Buckingham Palace in London. The armour forms part of the “In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion” exhibition which will open on May 10th.