Royal Family’s powerful tribute showcased in major social media change

The Royal Family's powerful tribute came as they prepared to mark the first Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday since the Queen's death

Royal Family's powerful tribute to Remembrance revealed, seen here are King Charles, Queen Camilla and the Prince and Princess of Wales during their visit to the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre
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The Royal Family’s powerful tribute has been showcased in a major social media change seen across all of their accounts in recent days.

Ahead of Armistice Day on November 11 and Remembrance Sunday on November 13, the King and Queen Consort’s official Royal Family social media pages, as well as those of the Prince and Princess of Wales underwent a huge change. Just months after King Charles made a change to the Royal Family’s Twitter and Instagram account following the end of the mourning period for the late Queen Elizabeth, their profile and banner pictures were updated again. 

The current profile picture for King Charles and Queen Camilla shows them wearing poppies during their trip to Canada in 2009, where they attended the Remembrance Day service. Whilst that of Kate Middleton and Prince William, who is first in the royal line of succession, shows the couple at the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in 2018.

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall look on as veterans walk past during a Remembrance Day Service

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Both of their banner photos on Twitter were also changed to pictures of the Field of Remembrance showing row upon row of poppies upon wooden crosses. Last year ahead of Remembrance Day or Armistice Day which is always November 11 and Remembrance Sunday, always the closest Sunday to this poignant date, the social media pictures were also changed as part of the Royal Family’s powerful tribute.

Remembrance Sunday is marked annually by people across the world as they reflect and remember those who have lost their lives in war and remember the sacrifice and service of those who have defended our freedoms. 

Prince William and Kate Middleton attend the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance

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Members of the Royal Family traditionally take part in a moving ceremony at the cenotaph and this year King Charles III led Remembrance Sunday for the first time as monarch. Honoring service people who have lost their lives in conflicts, a two-minute silence was held at 11am and then His Majesty laid his wreath upon the cenotaph. 

He was followed by his eldest son Prince William, as well as two more of the late Queen’s children - the Earl of Wessex and Princess Anne. Meanwhile, Queen Camilla, the Princess of Wales, Sophie Wessex and two members of the extended Royal Family, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, also attended the service from balconies nearby. 

The Remembrance Sunday service comes just nine weeks after Queen Elizabeth passed away at Balmoral. Throughout her 70 year reign she was seen on the balcony herself paying tribute and wearing multiple poppies.

Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Prince William, Prince of Wales and King Charles III attend the Remembrance Sunday ceremony

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Both of the last two times members of the Royal Family’s social media accounts have changed their pictures it was linked to her. Most recently they returned to depicting King Charles, Queen Camilla and the Prince and Princess of Wales after the end of the mourning period. Before that they had all changed out of respect for Her Majesty to black-and-white pictures of royal crests with a black-and-white Twitter banner image of the Queen. 

The social media photos typically only change rarely, making the Royal Family’s powerful tribute to Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday all the more significant. 

Emma Shacklock

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