ROYAL ATTENDANCE AT ENGAGEMENTS TO MARK REMEMBRANCE DAY
The Queen and members of the Royal Family will attend a number of engagements to mark Remembrance Day in 2019.
Wednesday 6th November
The Queen, Patron, Royal British Legion, will visit the Royal British Legion Industries’ Village in Aylesford, which provides accommodation and welfare support to veterans and the wider Armed Forces community.
Thursday 7th November
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cornwall, Patron, The Poppy Factory, will visit the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey.
Saturday 9th November
Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by Members of the Royal Family, will attend the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 9th November.
The Festival commemorates all those who have lost their lives in conflicts, and this year will mark the 75th anniversary of a number of crucial battles of 1944 – Monte Cassino, Kohima and Imphal, and D-Day – with a particular emphasis on the role of the Commonwealth and Allied Forces.
The event will also celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and pay tribute to the company of RFA Mounts Bay who were instrumental in delivering supplies and aid to the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian this year.
The Royal Party will be received by Mr Ian McCulloch, President of the Royal Albert Hall, and Lieutenant General James Bashall, President of the Royal British Legion.
Members of the Royal Family who will be attending this year include:
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex
The Duke of York
The Earl and Countess of Wessex
The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence
The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester
The Duke of Kent
The festival will be broadcast on BBC One at 9pm on Saturday 9th November.
Sunday 10th November
The Queen and members of the Royal Family will attend the annual Remembrance Day Service at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday.
The Queen will view the service from the balcony of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office building. A wreath will be laid on the Queen’s behalf by the Prince of Wales. An equerry will lay a wreath on behalf of the Duke of Edinburgh.
The service at the Cenotaph will also be attended by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the Duke of York, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and the Duke of Kent.
Following the service the Duke of York will take the salute at the march-past of veteran organisations on Horse Guards Parade.
Monday 11th November
The Duke of Kent will attend the National Memorial Arboretum Armistice Day service in Staffordshire.
You can reflect on all of last year’s events in Royal Life issue 40.