Today, The Duchess of Cambridge joined the members of the British Royal Family to honour the brave soldiers who laid their lives for the nation during World War.
Every year at Whitehall, British Monarch lays the wreath at Cenotaph to pay tribute to country’s war dead on Remembrance Day, a tradition inaugurated by King George V in 1919.
Today for the first time since her coronation, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip did not lay the wreath; instead, they watched the ceremony from the balcony. In past, she missed the moment only due to pregnancy and overseas tour on a handful of occasions.
They have joined the Duchess of Cornwall, Princess Royal Anne, Sir Timothy Lawrence, The Duchess of Cambridge and Countess of Wessex at the balcony of Whitehall.
On behalf of Her Majesty, Prince of Wales Charles laid the wreath at Cenotaph and paid tribute followed by Prince William and Prince Harry.
Asking Prince Charles to lead the nation is seen as a significant change in the royal family. Buckingham Palace remarked, “The decision reflected Her Majesty’s’ wish to be next to Prince Philip on this poignant day.” Prince Philip’s wreath was laid by his equerry.
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Prince Charles laying the first wreath at Cenotaph for the nation on behalf of Her Majesty.
At the eleventh hour, the nation observed the two minutes of silence to remember the fallen. The silence represents the armistice was signed on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 to end World War I.
On Horse Guards Parade the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery fire their First World War guns to mark the start of the silence, and a Corps of Army Music bugler from the Household Division marks its end at precisely the same time that the guns fired again, 120 seconds later.
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A closer look at the button detailing on the coat.
The Duchess paired her outfit with wide-brimmed black Philip Treacy hat. On the lapel of her coat, The Duchess of Cambridge had three poppies.
The Duchess was carrying Emmy London ‘Natasha’ Jet & Gold clutch.