Buckingham Palace has confirmed that Queen Elizabeth II will attend the Memorial Sunday celebrations. The Queen will not participate in the Mass on the occasion of the General Synod of the Church of England, nor in the opening session, added Buckingham Palace. Prince Charles will lay a wreath at the London monument, The Cenotaph.
Remembrance Sunday is the day when a tribute is paid to the fallen British soldiers. British Queen Elizabeth II will take part in these celebrations, Buckingham Palace confirmed on Thursday.
As has been the case since 2017, the wreath at London’s The Cenotaph, which commemorates British soldiers who fell in both world wars and subsequent conflicts, will be deposited on behalf of the queen by the heir to the throne, Prince Charles, and the monarch will watch the ceremony from the balcony of the foreign ministry .
The Queen’s uncertain participation in the Remembrance Sunday ceremonies
The Queen’s participation in the Remembrance Sunday ceremonies was not certain due to the rest recommended by the doctors. Less than two weeks ago, Buckingham Palace announced that it would therefore not be attending the Remembrance Festival at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday, November 13, but that it had “firm intentions” to attend Remembrance Sunday the next day. So far, however, there has been no official confirmation as to whether she will eventually take part in the event.
The information provided at that time about the further two weeks of rest caused considerable concern about the health condition of the 95-year-old monarch, especially that in the second half of October she had to withdraw from several planned events, including a trip to Northern Ireland and participation in the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, and spent one night in the hospital for research.
However, at the beginning of last week there was seen inside Windsor Castle grounds driving her Jaguar in an area where she often takes her dogs for walks, and at the end of last week she flew for a few days to the country estate of Sandringham in the east of England, where she planned to prepare for Christmas.
Elizabeth II will not take part in the mass
The Queen, however, added Buckingham Palace on Thursday, will not attend the Mass for the General Synod of the Church of England or the opening session scheduled for November 16.
The anniversary of the end of World War I, celebrated in Great Britain as Remembrance Day, together with the Remembrance Sunday on the second Sunday in November, is one of the most important holidays in the British calendar.
Its most characteristic element are symbolic red poppies, initially made of paper, and now often stamps attached to clothes. The income from their sale goes to the needy ex-soldiers and their families.
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