British Royal Family Remembrance Sunday 2020
UNITED KINGDOM

QUEEN ELIZABETH II AND BRITISH ROYALS ATTENDED REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 2020

Queen Elizabeth II and members of the British Royal Family – Prince Charles of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke of Cambridge, The Duchess of Cambridge, The Princess Royal, Sir Timothy Laurence, The Countess of Wessex, The Earl of Wessex and The Duke of Kent – attended the National Service of Remembrance at The Cenotaph on November 08, 2020 in London, England.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrived at The Cenotaph.

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester were originally scheduled to attend the Remembrance Sunday service. They canceled, “following medical advice, as a precaution.”

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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The Queen was accompanied by Susan Rhodes her Lady in Waiting. Susan is the daughter-in-law of The Honourable Margaret Rhodes, the Queen’s cousin, who passed away in 2016. Susan has been in isolation with the Queen at Windsor Castle.

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The Duchess of Cornwall and The Duchess of Cambridge.



The Cenotaph is a war memorial on Whitehall in London to honor British Empire (later Commonwealth) dead of both World Wars and the British military in later wars.

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General view of The Cenotaph.

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Sir Timothy Laurence and Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

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Navy Officer Sir Timothy Laurence, Princess Anne’s husband.

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Remembrance Sunday services are still able to go ahead despite the covid-19 measures in place across the various nations of the United Kingdom. Each country has issued guidelines to ensure the safety of those taking part.

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The Prince of Wales.

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and The Prince of Wales.

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Anne, Princess Royal and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.

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Princess Anne.



Wreaths of remembrance poppies are laid on the memorials and two minutes’ silence is held at 11am. Church bells are usually rung half-muffled, creating a sombre effect.

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At the Cenotaph, The Prince of Wales lays a wreath, on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, followed by his own. A wreath was also laid on behalf of The Duke of Edinburgh.

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.

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The Earl of Wessex.

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Britain’s Prince Edward, Duke of Kent.



Remembrance Sunday is held 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.

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The main part of the ceremony consists of the laying of wreaths by members of the royal family and other dignitaries, prayers, music and a march-past by military and other units. This year the service took place without the usual parade of veterans due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A wreath with a note from Queen Elizabeth II following the National Service of Remembrance.

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“May the memory of their sacrifice and bravery remain with us always.”

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
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Royal Fashion: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen was wearing the Dorset Bow Brooch with five poppies, Classic Pearl and Diamonds Stud Earrings and Three-strand Pearl Necklace.

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Royal Fashion: Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge wore bespoke Catherine Walker London Military Coat, Philip Treacy velvet hat, The Queen Pearls and Diamond Earrings, and Amaia Kids Adult Reusable Cotton face mask in Black Plumetti.

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Royal Fashion: The Duchess of Cornwall

The Duchess of Cornwall was wearing a brooch commissioned by The Rifles. In July 2020, The Duchess of Cornwall took over the role of Colonel-in-Chief of The Rifles from her father-in-law, The Duke of Edinburgh during two ceremonies at Highgrove and Windsor Castle.

Her Royal Highness also wore her Four Strand Pearl Choker with Diamond Clasp.

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Royal Fashion: The Countess of Wessex

For the service Sophie, Countess of Wessex wore Zara limited Edition Wool Bland Cape, Jane Taylor Felt Pillbox with Embroidered Feather Trim, Multy Stones Earrings, Rifle Regiment Lapel pin (she is the Royal Colonel of the 5th Battalion) and Royal British Legion enamel poppy pin.

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