Prince Charles Will Lay a Wreath on Queen Elizabeth’s Behalf on Remembrance Sunday This Weekend

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This marks the third year the Prince of Wales has performed the duty for his mother.

While Queen Elizabeth is showing no signs of slowing down or retiring from her official duties as the British monarch, she is passing on some of her responsibilities to the younger members of the royal family.

Earlier this year, for example, the Queen gave Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, a number of her patronages, and on Sunday, November 10, Prince Charles will lay a wreath at London’s Cenotaph on his mother’s behalf during the national service of remembrance.

It is the third year the Prince of Wales has performed this duty on Remembrance Day, a memorial holiday honoring those members of the British military who have died while in the line of duty. Additionally, a wreath will be will be presented on Prince Philip’s behalf by an equerry.

During the event, the Queen will watch from the balcony of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office building, as she did last year. It is unclear if Prince Philip, who has retired from public life, will attend the public display.


Several members of the royal family, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are also expected to attend Sunday’s service, as well as other events this week such as the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall. According to the Sunday Times, this could be one of the few public engagements Harry and Meghan undertake this fall.

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The British publication reports that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be taking six weeks off from their royal duties starting at some point in November, and plan spend their first Thanksgiving as a family of three with Meghan’s mother Doria in L.A.

A royal source told reporter Roya Nikkah, “The duke and duchess have a full schedule of engagements and commitments until mid-November, after which they will be taking some much-needed family time.”


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