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Women of Windsor Commemorate Remembrance Day

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The Royal Family had a full weekend of events to commemorate Remembrance Day which is celebrated every year on the 11th November which marked the official end of World War II almost 75 years ago. The Women of Windsor all attended two events; The Festival or Remembrance and The Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph, with some royal women attending a handful of other events.

For a full recap of the week, keep reading.

Wednesday 6th November

The Queen was in Kent to visit the Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) new Appleton Lodge care facility. Queen Elizabeth also visited the centenary village and met their oldest resident, ninety-nine year old John Riggs. Finally, Her Majesty buried a capsule to be opened in one hundred year to celebrate RBLI's centenary.

Meanwhile, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited Military families in Windsor. they joined parents and their children for coffee and sweets at a community centre located in the hear of Army Housing Estate. They heard from young families about the difficult realities of being away from their loved ones for months at a time.

Thursday 7th November

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited the 91st field of remembrance at Westminster Abbey. They honored and remembered those who lost their lives in service to their countries by planting a cross of remembrance. The Duke planted one on behalf of the Duchess of Cornwall who was unable to attend due to an illness. Following the service Harry and Meghan met with veterans and their family members from across all areas of the armed services and having served in past conflicts as well as more recent ones.

Saturday 9th November

Senior members of the Royal Family attended the Festival of Remembrance at Royal Albert Hall. The annual event highlights different battles and campaigns each year and includes performances from singers and military bands. This year The Queen was joined by the Prince and Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, The Earl and Countess of Wessex and the Princess Royal.

Sunday 10th November

To finish the commemorations of Remembrance Day, The Royal Family attended the Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph. The Prince of Wales laid a wreath on behalf of her Majesty, who watched the service from the balcony alongside the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge. The Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex also laid wreaths to honor the fallen. The service concluded with a two minute silence and veterans marched past the Cenotaph, as per tradition, following the service.


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