Why the royals are set for a particularly emotional Remembrance Sunday this year

Remembrance Sunday this year will be particularly poignant for members of the Royal Family as the event marks a sad milestone

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Remembrance Sunday is set to take place this weekend on November 13, 2022, and the Royal Family is set to mark this heartbreaking milestone with an annual Remembrance Day Service at The Cenotaph.

November 11 marks Remembrance Day in the UK and the Sunday following this, is Remembrance Sunday which is marked by a service at The Cenotaph, attended by senior members of the Royal Family.

This year will be the first time since the passing of Queen Elizabeth II that this occasion is marked by the Royal Family. While Remembrance Sunday is already a somber occasion, the fact that this wreath laying is yet another significant sad milestone for the Royal Family who is still adapting to life following Her Majesty's death at Balmoral Castle in September 2022. 

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The wreath laying will be led by King Charles III and his wife, Camilla, the Queen consort, and it is likely that other senior members of the family including The Princess of Wales, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra.

The Royal Family announced that the wreath that the King will lay is a new design. Although there will be some classic design elements that are traditional for the Monarch, there will be some key changes as Charles puts his own spin on the commemorative wreath and pays tribute to the former wreaths laid by other Monarchs.

"The King will lay a new wreath, the design of which pays tribute to the wreath of His Majesty’s grandfather, King George VI, and Queen Elizabeth II. The wreath’s poppies are mounted on an arrangement of black leaves, as is traditional for the Sovereign, and its ribbon bears The King’s racing colours; scarlet, purple and gold. The Royal racing colours were also incorporated into the wreaths of King George V, King George VI, and Queen Elizabeth II," read a post by the Royal Family.

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It was also announced on the Royal Family website, that a wreath will be laid on behalf of the late Queen Elizabeth. It has also been announced that Camilla's wreath will pay tribute to the late Queen Mother, the previous Queen consort. 

"The Queen Consort will view the Service from the balcony of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office building. For the first time, a wreath will be laid on Her Majesty’s behalf, by an Equerry from the Royal Household. The Queen Consort’s wreath will bear Her Majesty’s racing colours, inherited from her grandfather, and echoes the wreath of the previous Queen Consort, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother," said the post. The wreaths will also feature the new cyphers of the new King and Queen consort. 

The Prince and Princess of Wales will now lay wreaths that highlight their new position and association with Wales. William will lay the wreath that Charles, the former Prince of Wales used to lay at the Cenotaph. The wreath features a ribbon in Welsh red and the Prince of Wales feathers.

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