On November 12 this year, the British Royal Family gathered to commemorate Remembrance Day, one of the most emotional dates on the Windsor calendar.
It is a day to remember those who lost their lives in the World Wars and other conflicts.
Remembrance Day 2023
Active members of the British Royal Family, including King Charles, Princess Anne, Edward, Duke of Edinburgh and The Prince and Princess of Wales, attended the ceremony.
As always, the commemorative events were held at the Cenotaph in central London.
As Queen Camilla and Princess Kate watched from a balcony, a ceremony honoring the contribution of both men and women took place.
During the event, wreaths were laid in Whitehall by members of the Royal Family, senior politicians and dignitaries.
Thousands of veterans, service personnel and relatives of the fallen attended to pay their respects.
The service began just before 11am. After the public observed a moment of silence in memory of the fallen, there was a resounding and emotional round of applause in honor of the fallen.
— Royal British Legion (@PoppyLegion) November 12, 2023
Attendees then began to lay the traditional wreaths of poppies at the foot of the Cenotaph as an act of tribute to the fallen on this Memorial Day.
It is a moment of profound respect and reflection that recognizes the sacrifice of those who have given their lives in defense of their country.
Remembrance Day is an opportunity to remember their bravery and to thank them for their service.
HRH, The Princess Royal took the salute to 10,000 people from 300 different Armed Forces & civilian associations.
— The Royal Parks (@theroyalparks) November 12, 2023
The Cenotaph, meaning ‘the empty tomb’, was unveiled 1920 to symbolise the unprecedented losses suffered during the First World War. It has come to commemorate all members of the Armed Forces who have lost their lives in conflict since 1914. pic.twitter.com/GsanaAAPFw
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) November 12, 2023