Most of the royal family have made this small change to their social media accounts. Among the first were the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The couple temporarily changed their profile photos both on Instagram and Twitter to mark Armistice Day on 11 November and Remembrance Sunday on 14 November.
This new image features a single red poppy printed with the number 100, in honour of the Royal British Legion’s centenary.
Next to make a change was Clarence House, which changed its profile picture to a photo of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall taken when they helped to launch the RBL’s Poppy Appeal for 2021.
Prince Charles and his wife Camilla met with a group of ten collectors at Clarence House, who each represented a decade as the RBL marks its milestone anniversary.
The Prince said of the Poppy Appeal: “This year, we warmly welcome the return of Poppy Appeal collectors to our communities. My wife and I are immensely proud to launch the Poppy Appeal in this seminal year and we invite the nation to come together and, once again, wear a poppy in support of our Armed Forces community. After all, every poppy counts.”
The royal family’s official accounts also made a change, switching their display photos to a moving side profile of the Queen, taken during a previous Remembrance Day service. In the photograph we can see the monarch dressed in a black hat and coat with a splay of poppies pinned to a diamond bow brooch, looking visibly emotional.
The Queen, unfortunately, has cancelled her appearance at the Festival of Remembrance this Saturday on the 13th, however, Buckingham Palace has confirmed that she intends to be present for the Remembrance Sunday service on 14 November.
Her Majesty only returned to Windsor Castle this Tuesday, following a short private break at her Sandringham estate in Norfolk.