The Royal Family Reunite For A Scaled-back Remembrance Sunday 2020
This week, the royal family is commemorating those who have died while serving their country with a series of poignant events. And today, nearly every working royal came out to honor the nation’s fallen heroes on Remembrance Sunday 2020 at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London.
The service honors all of the service people who have bravely fought during wars and conflict.
Today marked the we’ve seen the Queen and the royal family reunite since the Commonwealth Day service in March 2020.
Her Majesty was joined at the service by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The Earl and Countess of Wessex were also there, as well as Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, and the Duke of Kent.
The Duke of York did not take part in the event, having stepped down from official royal duties after facing criticism over his ties to the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.
The 94-year-old monarch, dressed in black, watched from the balcony of the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office building as Prince Charles laid a wreath on her behalf following two minutes of silence.
Standing on the balcony overlooking the Cenotaph, side-by-side with Duchess Camilla, Kate donned a black coat and matching hat.
Prince William was among the senior royals to lay a wreath at the Cenotaph.
The service was closed off to the public for the first time due to the pandemic and nationwide lockdown. Still, the event was broadcast live, with people encouraged to take part in the two-minute silence at home.
The public is also being encouraged to share family histories and messages of remembrance online using the hashtag #WeWillRememberThem.