Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and members of the British Royal Family – Prince Charles of Wales and wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Anne, Princess Royal and husband Sir Timothy Laurence, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Edward, Duke of Kent – attended the annual Remembrance Sunday Service at The Cenotaph on Whitehall to remember those who have lost their lives in conflict.
Remembrance Sunday is held in the United Kingdom as a day “to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts”. It is held at 11am on the second Sunday in November (the Sunday nearest to 11 November, Armistice Day, the anniversary of the end of hostilities in the First World War in 1918).
For the Service, The Queen was accompanied on the balcony of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on Whitehall by Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.Embed from Getty Images
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
Queen Elizabeth II wore black tweed coat from Stewart Parvin, with matching hat from Angela Kelly, pearl and diamond stud earrings, and the Dorset Bow Brooch with a bunch of paper poppies.Embed from Getty Images
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.Embed from Getty Images
The Duches of Cambridge wore a new bespoke military style black coat – according to The Daily Mail it’s by Alexander McQueen – an elegant black fascinator hat with netting from Philip Treacy, Queen Elizabeth’s Bahrain diamonds and pearl drop earrings and The Codebreakers Brooch from the Royal British Legion.Embed from Getty Images
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall opted again for pearl earrings with her multi strand pearl choker necklace, and hat with black feathers Philip Treacy.Embed from Getty Images
The Duchess of Cornwall and The Queen.
Prince Charles of Wales, Anne, Princess Royal, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Prince Edward, Duke of Kent arrived at the Cenotaph.Embed from Getty Images
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The Prince of Wales and sister The Princess Royal.
The word cenotaph means ‘empty tomb’ and it symbolises the unprecedented losses suffered during the First World War.
The Cenotaph was unveiled by King George V on 11 November 1920 at the same ceremony which saw the Unknown Warrior laid to rest.Embed from Getty Images
Princess Anne, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, Prince William, The Earl of Wessex, Prince Andrew, Nana Kofi Twumasi-Ankrah (The Queen’s equerry) and Prince Harry.Embed from Getty Images
Prince Andrew, Prince Harry and Prince William.
The Duke of Cambridge wore his RAF uniform and The Duke of Sussex was dressed in the Royal Marines uniform.
The Countess of Wessex, The Duchess of Sussex and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence on the balcony of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on Whitehall.Embed from Getty Images
Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Timothy Laurence (Princess Anne’s husband).Embed from Getty Images
Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.Embed from Getty Images
The Duchess of Sussex wore Black Belted Wrap Coat by Stella McCartney. with black lace dress, and Stephen Jones black wool bow-detail hat.Embed from Getty Images
The Countess of Wessex kept her look classic and elegant in black ensemble. She accessorised with diamond earrings, cross pendant necklace, and poppy brooch. Black hat by Jane Taylor.Embed from Getty Images
For the third year in a row, Her Majesty asked her son The Prince of Wales to lay a wreath at the Cenotaph on behalf of her. The Queen is Head of the Armed Forces.Embed from Getty Images
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The Prince of Wales laid a wreath at the Cenotaph on behalf of The Queen, who is Head of the Armed Forces.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) 10 de noviembre de 2019
The word cenotaph means ‘empty tomb’ and it symbolises the unprecedented losses suffered during the First World War.#RemembranceSunday #RemembranceDay #LestWeForget pic.twitter.com/n999wRCaAz
The British monarch watched from a balcony as her son Prince Charles laid a wreath on her behalf.Embed from Getty Images
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An Equerry laid a wreath on behalf of Prince Philip at The Cenotaph as Prince Philip, who retired from public duties in 2017, was not present for the second year running.
Afterwards, Prince William, Prince Harry and Prince Andrew laid wreaths for the somber event at the Cenotaph on Whitehall.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
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Prince Edward, Princess Anne, and the Duke of Kent also laid wreaths.
The Queen and The Duchess of Cambridge watched the traditional wreath-laying service from the nearby balcony.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
Following the Remembrance Day Service, more than 10,000 veterans marched past The Cenotaph to remember the fallen.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
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As the nation unites in #Remembrance commemorations, the #ChelseaPensioners are once again paying their respects by marching past the Cenotaph in Westminster this morning. #LestWeForget pic.twitter.com/D7JDtJxqm7— The Chelsea Pensioners (@RHChelsea) 10 de noviembre de 2019
Her Majesty The Queen, The Duchess of Cornwall and The Duchess of Cambridge leaving the balcony.Embed from Getty Images
The Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall, central London after the Remembrance Sunday service.
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