Royal Family Engagements to Mark Remembrance 2017

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Remembrance Sunday
Queen Elizabeth II lays a wreath during the annual Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall, central London, 2016

Royal Attendance at Engagements to Mark Remembrance

The Queen and members of the Royal Family will attend the following engagements to mark Remembrance in 2017:

Thursday 9th November

Prince Harry will visit the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey.

The Duke of Cambridge represents the Queen on Thursday at the New Zealand Commemoration for the Battle of Passchendaele in Belgium.

Saturday 11th November

The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence will attend the Menin Gate ceremony at Ypres, Belgium and will then visit Tyne Cot and Bedford House, Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemeteries.

The Queen and members of the Royal Family will attend the annual Royal Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall.

Sunday 12th November

The Queen and members of the Royal Family will attend a wreath-laying ceremony at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday.

For the first time, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will view the ceremony from the balcony of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office building. At Her Majesty’s request, a wreath will be laid on her behalf by the Prince of Wales. An equerry will lay the Duke of Edinburgh’s wreath.

The Earl of Wessex will later take the Salute at the March Past of Veteran and Civilian Organisations on Horse Guards Parade.

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