The Queen

The Queen wipes away a tear as she watches her son lead the nation in Remembrance



The Queen was seen to wipe away a tear on Sunday during the Remembrance Day commemorations in Whitehall.

Her Majesty watched events from the balcony of the Foreign Office this year alongside the Duchess of Cornwall and Duchess of Cambridge,

It was the Prince of Wales who led the nation in remembrance down at the cenotaph – the third time he has done so.

The 93-year-old Monarch could be seen wiping her eye as Prince Charles undertook the important duty on behalf of his mother remembering those killed in wars and conflicts past and present.

After the heir-to-the-throne laid a wreath on behalf of Her Majesty, an enquiry placed a wreath at the Cenotaph on behalf of 98-year-old Prince Philip.

Also laying wreaths in Whitehall was the Duke of Cambridge, Duke of Sussex the Duke of York, the Princess Royal, the Earl of Wessex and the Duke of Kent.

Watching from other balconies in the Foreign Office were the Duchess of Sussex, the Countess of Wessex and other royals who did not lay wreaths.

Leading the politicians in tribute was Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn.

Other party leaders also laid wreaths, as well as the Speakers of the House of Commons and House of Lords and Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.

This was the Queen’s 74th Remembrance Sunday service – her third time watching from the balcony.

The first Remembrance Sunday she attended was after the end of World War II in 1945 when she was just aged 19 years old.

At 93-years-old, she and her family always mark the occasion year after year ensuring those lost and injured in war are never forgotten.

Following the end of the service at the Cenotaph, a procession more than 10,000 began marching up from Horse Guard’s Parade to the sounds of the Massed Bands.