Members of the Royal Family to Mark Remembrance 2023

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Remembrance Sunday wreaths at the Cenotaph, November 2022
Remembrance Sunday wreaths at the Cenotaph, November 2022

Members of the Royal Family will attend engagements to mark Remembrance in 2023

09 November 2023

The programme for Royal Remembrance events 2023 is as follows:

Wednesday 8th November 2023

The Duke of Edinburgh carried out military engagements in Telford. His Royal Highness concluded the day at a reception at Dawley Town Hall for veterans and local groups supporting the Armed Forces community.

Thursday 9th November 2023

The Queen will attend the 95th year of the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey.

Saturday 11th November 2023

The Princess Royal will attend The National Memorial Arboretum Armistice Day Service in Staffordshire.

The King and Queen will attend the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall.

The Festival will also be attended by The Prince and Princess of Wales, The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and The Duke of Kent.

The Festival of Remembrance will be broadcast at 2100hrs GMT on BBC One on the evening of 11th November.

Sunday 12th November 2023

The King and Queen will attend the National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday.

The Prince and Princess of Wales, The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence and The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester will also attend the Service.

The King will lay a wreath, the design of which closely resembles the wreath produced for HM King George VI. The wreath’s 41 open style poppy petals are made from bonded fabric and mounted on an arrangement of black leaves, as is traditional for the Sovereign. The wreath’s ribbon bears The King’s racing colours; scarlet, purple and gold. The Royal racing colours were also incorporated into the Wreaths of King George V, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II.

The Queen will view the Service from the Centre Balcony of the FCDO. On Her Majesty’s behalf, her equerry Major Ollie Plunket, The Rifles, will lay a wreath which closely resembles the wreath produced for HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. Its 95 closed style poppy petals are made from bonded fabric and the Wreath will bear the colours from HM The Queen’s racing silk – brown, red and yellow.

The King and Queen’s wreaths have been produced by The Poppy Factory.

The Prince of Wales will lay a wreath featuring The Prince of Wales plumes. The wreath will bear a ribbon in Welsh red.

Following the Service, The Princess Royal will take the Salute at the March Past of Veteran Organisations on Horse Guards Parade.

The National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph will be broadcast at 1015hrs GMT on BBC One on the morning of 12th November.

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