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.Embed from Getty Images
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.”Embed from Getty Images
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.Embed from Getty Images
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.Embed from Getty Images
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.Embed from Getty Images
General view of The Cenotaph.Embed from Getty Images
Sir Timothy Laurence and Sophie, Countess of Wessex.Embed from Getty Images
Navy Officer Sir Timothy Laurence, Princess Anne’s husband.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
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.Embed from Getty Images
The Prince of Wales.Embed from Getty Images
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and The Prince of Wales.Embed from Getty Images
Anne, Princess Royal and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.Embed from Getty Images
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.Embed from Getty Images
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.Embed from Getty Images
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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
The Earl of Wessex.Embed from Getty Images
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.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
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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.Embed from Getty Images
A wreath with a note from Queen Elizabeth II following the National Service of Remembrance.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
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“May the memory of their sacrifice and bravery remain with us always.”Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
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.Embed from Getty Images
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.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
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.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
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.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
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