Elizabeth II will be back as if nothing had happened. Last October, the queen canceled several of her official engagements, on the orders of her doctors, concerned about her state of health. After a night in the hospital for exams, she was finally able to reach her home in Windsor, where she now ensures her commitments, mainly via video conference, occasionally delegating some of them. But for her, it is impossible to miss one of her most important obligations: Remembrance Day. Each year in November, Elizabeth II surrounds herself with several members of the royal family to celebrate Remembrance Day, as confirmed by Buckingham Palace.
“The queen will attend the annual Remembrance Day service at the cenotaph on Sunday November 14,” the royal palace announced in a statement, relayed by The Express, specifying that Elizabeth II “will see the service from the balcony of the Foreign building. , Commonwealth and Development Office “, as every year. At his side, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, but also Prince William accompanied by Kate Middleton. Princess Anne, Prince Edward and his wife Sophie of Wessex will also be present, while the couple have risen up in the monarchy since the departure of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Prince Harry present for Remembrance Day?
However, while the Queen will attend the ceremony on Sunday, November 14, she has decided not to attend the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall the day before, nor the General Synod service and the opening session on Tuesday, November 16, specifies his cabinet. A return to its commitments which is therefore smooth for Elizabeth II, who will not count again this year on the presence of Prince Harry on this Remembrance Day. And for good reason, now based in the United States, the Duke of Sussex was not invited to the event, however paying tribute to veterans and their families during the Salute to Freedom gala in New York on Wednesday, November 10, and this in the company of Meghan Markle. Deprived of a uniform for the occasion, he nevertheless wore the red poppy, emblem of this day of commemoration.
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