Each year, Queen Elizabeth II presides over the Remembrance Day ceremony at the foot of the Cenotaph in Whitehall in the center of the British capital. As tradition dictates, this Sunday, November 8, 2020, several members of the royal family, including the sovereign, attended this ceremony of very important significance, preceding the anniversary of the end of the First World War, which took place ended on November 11, 1918. During this day of commemoration, Boris Johnson was also present, in charming company.
The British Prime Minister had come accompanied by his fiancée Carrie Symonds. During the ceremony, the couple were seen chatting with former World War I veterans. Both made their arrival holding each other by the arm, a smile on their face. The 56-year-old prime minister and his 52-year-old fiancee had bet on black outfits, and seemed delighted with their discussion with the former soldiers.
The absence of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
This Remembrance Day ceremony, also known as Remembrance Sunday, was particularly important to Prince Harry, as a former soldier in the British Army. For several years, the Duke of Sussex has participated in it with emotion. Only this time around, he and his wife Meghan Markle were unable to attend, as they now live in the United States. Despite his absence, the couple had made a point of making a gesture during the British celebrations, which, however, was refused. Prince Harry had requested that a wreath be affixed in his name at the cenotaph in Whitehall, and so decided to hold his own ceremony.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds © Agency