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King Charles III

New design for wreath King Charles will place during Remembrance Day event

King Charles will lay a new wreath during the annual Remembrance Day Service at The Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday in his first Remembrance Day event as monarch.

The wreath features a design which pays tribute to the wreath of His Majesty’s grandfather, King George VI, and his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. The wreath’s poppies will be mounted on an arrangement of black leaves, which is standard for the Sovereign. The King’s racing colours, scarlet, purple, and gold, will make up the ribbon bears. The royal colours were also the same colours incorporated into the wreaths of King George V, King George VI, and Queen Elizabeth II.

As for the Queen Consort, she will view the service from the balcony of the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office building. The service will mark the first time a wreath is laid on Her Majesty’s behalf by an Equerry from the Royal Household. The wreath will feature Her Majesty’s racing colours inherited from her grandfather, as well as echoes of the wreaths of the previous Queen Consort, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

The wreaths are produced by The Poppy Factory and will feature handwritten cards with Their Majesties’ new cyphers.

In his new role as Prince of Wales, Prince William will lay the wreath previously laid by the former Prince of Wales, his father, King Charles. The wreath bears a new ribbon in Welsh red and features The Prince of Wales’s feathers.

Other members of the Royal Family expected to attend the service include The Princess of Wales and the Earl and Countess of Wessex, as well as The Princess Royal and Sir Timothy Laurence.

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My name is Sydney Zatz and I am a University of Iowa graduate. I graduated with a degree in journalism and sports studies, and a minor in sport and recreation management. A highlight of my college career was getting the chance to study abroad in London and experiencing royal history firsthand. I have a passion for royals, royal history, and journalism, which led me to want to write for Royal Central.