November is a special month for the British royal family. Therefore, the social media profiles of Prince William and his wife Princess Kate changed. They are not the only ones who modified their accounts, those of King Charles and Queen Camilla also underwent some adjustments.
Following a tradition dating back to World War I, the main representatives of the British royal family changed their social media photos to reflect Remembrance Day, which commemorates those who died in the war.
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Kate and William’s social media changes
The Prince and Princess of Wales, both 40, replaced their photo during a trip to Ireland in 2020 and instead posted an image of the couple at the Festival of Remembrance, an annual event at the Royal Albert Hall to commemorate all those who have lost their lives in wartime conflicts.
The image on their profiles shows them wearing the distinctive poppy, the red flower that has been used since 1921 to honor the fallen.
In the case of Twitter, the account of the Prince and Princess of Wales replaced the cover image with a snapshot of the Field of Remembrance, showing poppies on crosses.
Previously, the account had Union Jack flags on a street with thousands of people, the image corresponds to the celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee last June.
For their part, King Charles and Queen Camilla, who closed their Clarence House accounts and began using the official Royal Family social media pages after Queen Elizabeth’s death in September, also changed their profile pictures.
When the mourning period for Queen Elizabeth ended, the couple updated the account with a main photo of them at the Balmoral War Memorial in Scotland.
For this year’s commemoration, King Charles, 73, and Queen Camilla, 75, opted to use a photo from 2009, when they spent Remembrance Day in Canada. They combined it with a cover photo from Remembrance Camp.
The change on social media is temporary. After about a week, the pages usually revert to their previous photos. The last time the official accounts of members of the royal family changed their photos was in September after the death of Queen Elizabeth.
This year’s Remembrance Day is next Sunday, November 13, and will be the first in which Queen Elizabeth will be absent and her son, King Charles III will take the reins of the ceremonies.