Kate Middleton and Prince William attend the Social Distanced Remembrance Sunday Occasion
It was a very different memorial day for the royal family.
Kate Middleton and Prince William Fallen soldiers and women were honored on November 8th during a Remembrance Day ceremony at the Cenotaph in London’s Whitehall Queen Elizabeth at the festive event as well as at Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
Remembrance Day, also known as Armistice Day, is an annual holiday celebrated on November 11th in the UK. It was created in honor of the 1918 armistice that ended World War I, but has since been used to pay tribute to all people lost in military service.
Typically more than 10,000 people, including members of the armed forces, veterans and military families, will attend the Remembrance Day event, where wreaths are laid for the deceased members of the British military. However, it was not possible to enforce social distancing measures due to the coronavirus pandemic. Less than 30 veterans have been invited to this year’s discounted event, and the annual military march has also been canceled.
At the solemn event, the royal family was dressed all in black. As part of the holiday tradition, women pinned poppies on top, a symbol of hope that arose from the fact that poppies grew over the battlefields of World War I.