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Westminster Abbey, formally known as the Collegiate Church of St. Peter, Westminster, was founded in 960AD in London, England. Although it still serves as a functioning church and holds worship services and events, it also houses tombs of passed kings and queens and memorials for notable British individuals. The abbey has been the setting for every royal Coronation since 1066 and has served as the venue for numerous royal weddings. Westminster Abbey is considered a Royal Peculiar, as it does not fall under the jurisdiction of any archbishop or bishop, but of the monarch directly.