King Charles Marks First Remembrance Day After Queen Elizabeth Death

The event, established to honour fallen soldiers who served the Commonwealth, took place on Nov. 13, with related events taking place over the weekend.

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King Charles Marks First Remembrance Day After Queen Elizabeth Death.

King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla led the royal family through Remembrance Day ceremonies, the first since Queen Elizabeth II’s death on September 8.

The event, established to honour fallen soldiers who served the Commonwealth, took place on Nov. 13, with related events taking place over the weekend.

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A number of royals, including Prince William and Kate Middleton, Prince Edward and Sophie, and Princess Anne, were spotted at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday evening for the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance.

Rishi Sunak, the newly appointed British Prime Minister, was also spotted in the theatre’s balcony area.

The audience was treated to a rendition of “I Vow To Thee My Country” sung by “Beauty and the Beast” star Luke Evans at the end of the evening.

Following that was a memorial montage to the late Queen Elizabeth, which highlighted Elizabeth’s support and involvement with the Royal Military. Clips from World War II-era Britain showed the late monarch with soldiers.

On Sunday, King Charles led the ceremonial proceedings at Whitehall’s Cenotaph war memorial.

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He and other members of the royal family, including the Queen Consort and the Prince and Princess of Wales, wore bright red poppy pins. Since 1921, the royal family has worn the symbols in memory of those who have died while serving in the British Army.

The king called for two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. GMT, on Big Ben’s 11th chime, to remember the Commonwealth’s fallen servicemen and women.

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