Sticking to custom. Duchess Kate and Prince William joined Queen Elizabeth II and different members of the royal household to pay respects to the servicemen and girls who’ve died in warfare conflicts.
The household gathered for a non-public Remembrance Day ceremony in London on Sunday, November 8, in honor of the fallen. The occasion — which is often open to the general public — was closed this yr due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The royals noticed social distancing guidelines for the ceremony with Kate, 38, standing with Duchess Camilla on a balcony whereas the queen, 94, looked on from her own balcony along with her lady-in-waiting.
Prince Charles and William, 38, gathered on the road to pay their respects. Charles, 78, laid a wreath for himself and one other on behalf of his mom. William additionally stepped ahead with a wreath donned in his Royal Air Power uniform. The Duke of Cambridge served within the navy for seven years.
Different royals who attended included Princess Anne, her husband Sir Timothy Laurence, and Sophie, the Countess of Wessex. Prince Harry and his spouse, Meghan Markle, had been notably absent from the event after stepping down as senior members of the royal household in January. The couple moved to Montecito, California, with their 18-month-old son, Archie, earlier this yr.
Harry, 36, mirrored on Remembrance Days he attended up to now on the Sunday episode of the “Declassified” podcast. The former military pilot additionally opened up concerning the symbolism of sporting a poppy in remembrance of the fallen veterans.
“I put on the poppy to acknowledge all those that have served; the troopers I knew, in addition to these I didn’t,” he defined.
Harry additionally mirrored on his personal navy service. The Duke of Sussex served within the Military for 10 years, together with two excursions of obligation in Afghanistan.
“After I get requested about this era of my life I draw from reminiscences, I draw from what I bear in mind and who I bear in mind,” he mentioned. “Like the primary time we had been shot at and who I used to be with, the casualties we noticed, and people we saved. And the primary medivac we escorted out of contact in a race in opposition to time. As soon as served all the time serving, it doesn’t matter what.”
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