King Charles Gets Emotional at Festival of Remembrance

On Sunday, the family reunited for the annual Remembrance ceremony in Whitehall, where a parade of veterans—including Charles and William, who have both served—passed the Cenotaph, a 103-year-old war memorial at which the service men and women laid poppies and wreaths. Charles laid the first wreath, Hello notes. Camilla’s equerry, Major Ollie Plunket, then laid a wreath on her behalf, before William laid one with the emblem of the Prince of Wales.

Catherine, Princess of Wales during the National Service of Remembrance at The Cenotaph on November 12, 2023 in London, England. 

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Kate and Camilla, as well as other members of the family, watched the ceremonies from above, perched on a balcony at the nearby Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. As befits the occasion, the royal clothing was subdued and non-showy, save for Kate’s large, pearl-encrusted earrings. Those are a seeming nod to Queen Elizabeth, who first owned the baubles, Hello confirmed with Kensington Palace.

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