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Royal Family Marks Poignant Festival of Remembrance


Royal Family members, navy personnel, and others honored the reminiscence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at this yr’s Festival of Remembrance. Below, King Charles and the Queen Consort as they arrived at Royal Albert Hall for tonight’s occasion.  

The Royal British Legion hosts the Festival, “devoted to all those who have served and sacrificed from Britain and the Commonwealth.” Below, the Prince and Princess of Wales.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex are greeted by Lieutenant General James Bashall, President of the Royal British Legion (L), and Ian McCulloch, President of Royal Albert Hall (R).

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. 

Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy, and simply behind her, the Duke of Kent.

Princess Anne and her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence.

The late Queen served because the Legion’s Patron since her ascension to the throne in 1952. The group famous, “As Head of the Armed Forces, the Queen was steadfastly dedicated to honouring the service and sacrifice of the complete Armed Forces group.” Below you see the Queen on the 2019 Festival of Remembrance.

Another view of the Prince and Princess of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex. 

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and his spouse, Akshata Murthy. 

Labour Party Leader Sir Keir Starmer and Victoria Starmer.

The Prince and Princess of Wales.

From The Mirror’s coverage

In his twentieth yr internet hosting the occasion, the BBC ’s Huw Edwards stated: “Service and responsibility are on the core of navy life and no particular person symbolised these phrases extra fully than her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”

Below, the Book of Remembrance is carried into the corridor by Brigadier Justin Stenhouse. ITV News reports he’s “serving to to coach Ukrainian troops for battle in opposition to invading Russian forces…He was accompanied by Captain Dmytro Donskoi, defence and air attache for Ukraine.”

More on tonight’s program from the ITV story.

Footage marking the fortieth anniversary of the Falklands battle was proven, with contributions from individuals who had served.

King Charles III and his siblings, the Princess Royal and Earl of Wessex, watched on as archive footage of their late mom was performed on the Royal Albert Hall.

In one clip, the Queen was heard talking of the “large contribution” the Armed Forces had made to Britain’s “standing and popularity” all through the world throughout her reign.

Tonight’s Festival included a efficiency by Andrea Bocelli along with his son Matteo and daughter Virginia.   

Actress and singer Shona McGarty as she sang “Hallelujah.” 

Hannah Waddingham sang a medley of songs from the Forties.

Marisha Wallace as she sang “The Wind Beneath My Wings.” 

A two-minute silence is noticed as poppies fall from the ceiling.

The BBC reports the night “…ended with a rendition of God Save The King and three cheers, after which Charles waved to the group who applauded because the Royal Family left.” 

 Remembrance occasions have been held all through the week. Thursday, the Queen Consort formally opened the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey.

The Daily Mail reports, “Around 70,000 crosses and different symbols are specified by 308 plots in accordance with regiment, unit or affiliation, all planted within the grass by volunteers.”

The Queen Consort seen a brand new plot devoted to the reminiscence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

99-year-old veteran Joe Cattini, who took half within the D-Day touchdown at Normandy, and his daughter.  

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester at yesterday’s Armistice Day service on the Armed Forces Memorial situated throughout the National Memorial Arboretum

Also yesterday, the annual observance at Lloyd’s of London, with a wreath-laying ceremony and the Last Post performed by buglers earlier than a two-minute silence.

Now for our take a look at what the Princess wore. 

She was in a design which may look acquainted, the Self-Portrait Crepe and Chiffon Midi Dress ($300, now offered out). The piece is 100% polyester with peak lapels, padded shoulders, pockets on the hip, and a pleated skirt completed with a large lace border.   

It might be acquainted as a result of we noticed the identical fashion in a creamy white shade worn for the Platinum Jubilee Party at the Palace in June.

It was first famous at a September 2021 reception honoring those that labored on the Hold Still challenge. 

It is a well-liked design; Princess Beatrice has worn this design in each the black and white colorways. She is seen under within the black on the vigil for the Queen in September.

Flora Vesterberg, Princess Alexandra’s granddaughter, has worn the black (seen under). 

Princess Madeleine of Sweden has worn the sleeveless fashion in white. For extra images, see Royal Fashion Police’s Instagram story.  

Many acknowledged jewellery worn by the Princess, together with the Four-Row Pearl and Diamond Choker, worn by the late Queen and Diana, Princess of Wales. The Princess of Wales additionally wore the Bahrain Pearl and Diamond Drop earrings, so-called as a result of the pearls used for the earrings have been a marriage reward from the ruler of Bahrain to Princess Elizabeth for her wedding ceremony. 

This is identical jewellery mixture seen at Prince Philip’s funeral in April 2021 and the Queen’s funeral simply 9 weeks in the past.

The poppies worn by the Princess seem like the thick paper fashion, and he or she carried her black suede Mulberry clutch.

I’ll see you tomorrow for Remembrance Sunday. 

VIDEOS

God Save the King at tonight’s efficiency. 

The Royal Family Channel provides protection of the Queen Consort’s go to to the Fields of Remembrance. 

Queen Consort Commemorates the Fallen at Poignant Ceremony

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“Letters Home” shares the story of Tom, a Royal Navy sailor.  

Letters Home – Remembrance 2022

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