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Members of the British royal family follow behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II as it is carried out of Westminster Abbey

Despite emphasis on tradition, many British royal ceremonies aren’t so old

Westminster Abbey has witnessed nearly a millennium of British history—but many rituals, like those at royal funerals, are by no means ancient. How has the ornate church and its significance to the monarchy changed over centuries? CU historian Paul Hammer shares on The Conversation.