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Remembrance Day


Remembrance Day is always an incredibly important and poignant day on the Royals calendars. As the Queen is head of the British Armed forces and many of the royals have served in both active and honorary roles, Remembrance Day is a particularly meaningful day for the Royal Family.

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While the celebrations were scaled back due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Royal Family found special ways to honour fallen soldiers. The Duchess of Cornwall laid a cross at the Field of Remembrance service at Westminster Abbey. As patron of the Poppy Factory, Camilla attends the event nearly every year to pay tribute to the armed forces.

The Queen visited Westminster Abbey on 6th November to mark the centenary of the burial of the unknown soldier. It was the first time the Queen had been seen in a face mask as she has taken a step back from public duties since the beginning of the pandemic. She laid a bouquet for the unknown soldier before joining the rest of the family two days later at the cenotaph for Remembrance Sunday.

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Her Majesty was joined by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal and Vice-Admiral Timothy Laurence and the Duke of Gloucester. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was also in attendance with a select number of other government officials.

The event was closed to the public and strict social distancing measures were put in place in order to ensure everyone in attendance remained safe. There were only two people on each balcony to watch the service and the Queen was joined by one of her ladies in waiting that she has been quarantining with rather than a family member as she has in years past.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex marked remembrance day in their own way from their home in California. They visited a local cemetery where they laid a wreath and left bouquets at the graves of two commonwealth soldier. Prince Harry also spoke about why Remembrance Day is important to him on a podcast.

Remembrance Day is officially celebrated on 11th November.

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