Remembrance Ceremonies, 2017

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  1. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Queen will not lay Remembrance wreath
    It will be the first time the Queen has not laid the wreath since 1999

    The Queen will not lay a wreath at the Cenotaph this year as part of the annual Remembrance Sunday ceremony.

    She will watch the event on 12 November in Whitehall from the balcony of the Foreign Office with Prince Philip,

    Prince Charles will take her place in laying the floral tribute on behalf of the nation, along with the Duke of Edinburgh's equerry.

    The Queen has not laid wreaths in six previous ceremonies since her coronation.

    Two were during her pregnancies with Prince Andrew, in 1959, and Prince Edward, in 1963.

    The other four occasions were when she was on visits abroad - in 1961, when she was in Ghana, in 1968, when in Brazil, in 1983, when in Kenya and in 1999, when in South Africa.

    Royal officials told the BBC that the Queen chose to ask her eldest son and heir to carry out the royal duty.
    It will be the second time the Prince of Wales has laid the wreath after standing in for the Queen when she was on a trip to Kenya 34 years ago.

    A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman added: "The Queen wishes to be alongside the Duke of Edinburgh and he will be in the balcony."

    BBC Royal correspondent Peter Hunt said the change was "another sign of the Royal Family in transition", as well as "an acknowledgment of the fact the Queen is 91."

    Earlier this year Prince Philip retired from his public duties, but he has continued to join the Queen at some of her official engagements.

    In 2015, the ceremony was made shorter to limit the amount of time the Queen, Prince Philip and the veterans in attendance would have to stand. This move included making some members of the Royal Family lay wreaths together, rather than separately.

    However, plans for the prime minister to lay one wreath on behalf of all the political parties were scrapped, with opposition leaders still being allowed to place individual wreaths.
  2. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD


  3. Drayton

    Drayton Senior Member

    I am curious as to the emphasis in this report on the Queen's participation or otherwise in Remembrance ceremonies since her coronation, to the complete exclusion of Remembrance Sunday 1952, her first as Queen.

    Such pointed reticence inevitably raises a to whether there was something about which the pubic is not supposed to know.
  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Thought I'd look up the 1952 one

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  5. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Simply passing on the mantle to the next King im sure there is nothing in it
  6. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    Disgusted by the political editor at the Sun newspaper and his view on it. I'm no fan of royalty, but to suggest the Queen crawl to the cenotaph is beyond the pale. I'd like to see how steady he's on his feet at the age of 91! Zelo Street: Tom Newton Dunn Royally Wrong
  7. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit Patron


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