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The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester miss Cenotaph service following medical advice

The Duke & Duchess of Gloucester (Photo credit: @RoyalFamily via Twitter)

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester missed Sunday’s Remembrance commemorations at the Cenotaph following on from medical advice.

Royal sources says the decision is entirely precautionary.

Both Richard and Birgitte are in the at risk category when it comes to Covid-19 due to them being in their mid-70s.

Sunday’s commemorations at the Cenotaph majorly scaled back due to the ongoing public health emergency.

Only 26 veterans took part in the march past – an event which usually attracts tens of thousands of people to Whitehall each year.

The Prince of Wales led the nation in remembrance as he placed a wreath at the base of the cenotaph on behalf of his mother, The Queen, and the country.

Despite there being a second national lockdown, the 94-year-old monarch still attended the commemorations and watched on from the balcony of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Also attending the commemorations were the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge, The Princess Royal & Sir Tim Laurence, the Earl & Countess of Wessex, and the Duke of Kent.

Notably absent were the Duke & Duchess of Sussex who have recently emigrated, and the Duke of York who is keeping a low profile following his resignation from public duties last year.