REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY:QUEEN WATCHES WHITEHALL SERVICE FROM BALCONY FOR THE FIRST TIME AS PRINCE CHARLES LAYS HER WREATH. —(4 Minutes Read)

It was a remembrance Sunday indeed yesterday-the 12th of November 2017 as the Queen of England watches whitehall service from balcony for the first time as Prince Charles lays her wreath.

 

In a news report published at 2:11PM on the 12th of November 2017 by TELEGRAPH REPORTER.

 

The Prince of Wales had led the nation in honouring the Country’s war dead on Remembrance Sunday, as the Queen observed the service from the balcony.

 

The Queen asked Charles to lay the wreath at the Cenotaph, in the first time the monarch has broken with tradition and not performed the symbolic duty whle in attendance at the Whitehall Service.

 

A two minute silence took place at 11am and wreaths were laid at the foot of the Whitehall Memorial by Senior royals and political leaders including Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn.

 

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh watched the service from a Foreign and commonwealth balcony along with the Duchess of Cornwall.

 

The Duchess of Cambridge, countess of Weaaex and Princess Alexandra watched from a second balcony, looking on in sombre contemplation.

 

For Royal-watchers,the Cenotaph ceremony will have been a significant moment as the heir of the throne represents his mother in one of the key public duties of the year.

 

Announcing the decision last month, Buckingham Palace said the Queen wished to be by her husband side of the balcony and had asked the Prince to lay a wreath instead.

 

The Duke’s equerry laid his wreath, before the Prince laid his own wreath,his second of the day.

 

The Duke of Cambridge, Prince Harry,the Duke of York laid their own wreath together, followed by the Earl of Wessex, the Princess Royal and the Duke of Kent.

 

Other political figures laying wreaths included Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, Liberal Democrats leader Vince Cable,and commons speaker John Bercow.

 

Joining the Queen in observing the service from Foreign office balconies were the Duchess of Cambridge, the Duchess of Cornwall,the countess of Wessex, Princess Alexandra, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence.

 

The firing of gun marked the end of silence, and The Lat Post was sounded by the Buglers of the Royal Marines before the wreath was laid.

 

Prince Charles has laid a wreath before on behalf of the Queen in 1983 when she was out of the country, and when the Queen was in South Africa in 1999 she laid a wreath at the cenotaph in Durban.

 

This year marks the centenaries of women’s service in the regular armed forces, the Battle of Passchendaele and the creation of the commonwealth War Graves commission, as well as the 100th birthday of forces’sweetheart, Dame Vera Lynn.

 

It also marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein and the creation of the RAF Regiment.

 

Irish Taoseach Leo Varadkar laid a green laurel wreath at the Cenotaph at Enmiskillen in CoFermanagh.

 

It is 30years since an IRA bombing there killed 12 on Remembrance Sunday.

 

Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire, DUP leader Ariene Foster,Police Service of Nothern Ireland Chief of Cinstable George Hamilton and the US representative in Berlfast laid wreaths.

 

Ref:www.canva.com

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Culled from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news

 

Tag:#wreaths#RemebranceDay#History#Personalarticlesandwritings#Queen#Newsupdate#Cultureand tradition.

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