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The Queen

The Queen attends socially distanced Remembrance Sunday commemorations with a Lady-in-Waiting for company


The Queen attended a socially distanced Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph on Sunday despite the ongoing public health emergency.

Her Majesty’s presence comes as no surprise, with one royal source saying last month that the monarch would attend the service “come hell or high water.”

The 94-year-old watched on from the balcony of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as Prince Charles led the nation in remembrance.

She was joined on the balcony by her Lady-in-Waiting Susan Rhodes.

The Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Wessex, Princess Royal and Duke of Kent also laid wreaths at the base of the Cenotaph.

Her Majesty was joined on the balcony by a Lady-in-Waiting.

On adjourning balconies to the monarch was the Duchess of Cornwall, who was stood alongside the Duchess of Cambridge.

The Countess of Wessex and Sir Tim Laurence were stood on the third balcony as they watched their spouses lay their wreaths in an eerily quiet Whitehall.

An equerry laid a wreath on behalf of of the Duke of Edinburgh who could not attend Sunday’s service.

Also notable absent were the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who recently emigrated to America.

The Duke of York was also absent following his resignation from public life last year.