Prince William and Duchess Kate have made a poignant change to their social media accounts.
Although Remembrance Day events will be different this year than in previous due to the COVID-19, the royals changed their profile pictures on Twitter and Instagram to mark the day commemorating all who have lost their lives in war.
Prince William and Kate have uploaded a new profile photo which shows the couple laying a wreath at the Manchester Cenotaph in 2016. The reason poppies are used to remember those who have given their lives in battle is because they are the flowers which grew on the battlefields after World War One ended.
In the image, Prince William wears a dark suit, while Duchess Kate is dressed in a checked Erdem coat. She even combined it with a pair of earrings featuring a gold disc and pearl design, in a subtle nod to the history of the day.
The Queen and Prince Philip’s social media accounts also updated their profile photo. It was taken at Westminster Abbey’s Field of Remembrance in 2004 with the Queen dressed in black and wearing a poppy.
Clarence House followed suit, changing its profile picture to a photo of Prince Charles and Camilla taken on Remembrance Day in 2009 during their royal tour of Canada.
On Wednesday, Duchess Camilla paid tribute to Britain’s war dead by placing a cross in Westminster Abbey’s Field of Remembrance, taking over the role of Prince Harry.
Camilla had been due to attend last year with Harry and Meghan. However, due to illness, she was unable to attend the event.
Wearing a military-style coat by Mr Roy and a badge bearing the symbol of The Rifles regiment, of which she is the new Colonel-in-Chief, Camilla joined a handful of veterans at the socially distanced ceremony.
Camilla remarked: “It is such a shame that there aren’t people here this year.”