Queen Elizabeth Spotted Standing Next to Kate Middleton on Remembrance Sunday
Queen Elizabeth made a recent appearance at the annual Remembrance Day Service alongside Kate Middleton and other members of the Royal Family.
The monarch didn't miss the chance to honor those who died in battle by watching the service, which took place at The Cenotaph, in London, from the balcony of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office building.
The 93-year-old watched in silence as her son, Prince Charles, laid a wreath on her behalf, but she wasn't alone on the balcony as she was accompanied by Kate and Camilla Parker-Bowles.
The Queen, The Duchess of Cornwall and The Duchess of Cambridge join the nation in observing a two-minute silence on #RemembranceSunday to remember personnel who have died in world wars and other conflicts.#WeWillRememberThem pic.twitter.com/NHYhLUTaJE— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) November 10, 2019
MAKING HER MAJESTY PROUD
The Queen used to lay the wreath but, in the last few years, the Prince of Wales has been granted such honor. His father, Prince Philip, did not attend the service for the second year in a row.
It is common for members of the Royal Family to always wear at least one poppy
The Prince of Wales laid a wreath at the Cenotaph on behalf of The Queen, who is Head of the Armed Forces.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) November 10, 2019
The word cenotaph means ‘empty tomb’ and it symbolises the unprecedented losses suffered during the First World War.#RemembranceSunday #RemembranceDay #LestWeForget pic.twitter.com/n999wRCaAz
QUEEN ELIZABETH'S POPPIES
As usual, the ceremony was held on the Sunday closest to November 11, the famous day that marked the end of World War I, all the back in 1918.
It is a tradition to wear a poppy in November to honor those who lost their lives in conflict, but Her Majesty made sure to make the public appearance while wearing a total of five poppies.
Queen Elizabeth has been spotted wearing the fiver flowers in previous years and, while there is no official confirmation regarding the reason behind the number of flowers, it is believed that they have a special meaning.
It has been reported that the monarch wears the five poppies as a way to represent each service in the war, such as the Army, the RAF, the Navy, the Civil Defence and women.
Today is Remembrance Sunday, when the UK and Commonwealth come together to honour those who have lost their lives in conflict.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) November 10, 2019
You can watch live on BBC One and online from 10.20: https://t.co/bd8ZcQ3tSk#LestWeForget #WeWillRememberThem #RemembranceSunday #RemembranceDay pic.twitter.com/5fzpHS1hYX
KATE'S BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE TO HER GRANDMOTHER
It is common for members of the Royal Family to always wear at least one poppy in order to pay their respects and Kate made it count by wearing The Codebreakers Brooch.
It is believed that the Duchess of Cambridge wore the brooch to pay tribute to Valerie Glassborow, her grandmother, who served as a codebreaker at Bletchley Park during the war.