An annual event was organized by the royal family on Sunday. The Remembrance Day ceremony was held at the Cenotaph war memorial, London. Prince William, Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry along with the other members of the family joined the ceremony for honoring the ones who died in war.
All of them wore red poppies as a symbol of remembrance for the veterans and soldiers of World War I. Queen Elizabeth did not lay a wreath at the last ceremony as she handed off the duty to Prince Charles, her heir and son. However, she chose to follow the tradition again this year. Prince Charles offered tributes on behalf of himself and his mother.
Prince Philip, the Queen’s husband who retired from public life last year in August after giving sixty four years of his life to the royal service, was not seen at the service. On his behalf, an equerry paid the tribute while Prince William and Prince Harry paid their tributes.
The others that attended the ceremony included Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Edward along with his wife Sophie, Prince Andrew, Princess Anne and the Queen’s cousins Prince Michael and Prince Edward.
Religious leaders from around 20 religion and denominations took part in the service. Theresa May, British Prime Minister, and former prime ministers also led a procession following which Charles led a procession along with William and Harry and Frank Walter Steinmeier, the President of Germany.
The Queen watched the procession from a balcony along with Kate and Camilla, while Meghan accompanied Elke Budenbender, the wife of the German president. Kate recently got to know that three of her great grandmother’s brothers lost their lives in World War I and seemed moved while singing the National Anthem.
In the evening, Meghan, Kate, William and Harry joined the Queen for a service to mark the Centenary of the Armistice at Westminster Abbey.
Source: People.com, E Online