For the first year, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip watched the Remembrance Sunday service from the balcony while Prince Charles placed HM’s wreath at the Cenotaph.
HM and Philip were joined on the balcony by Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall. At one point during the ceremony, HM could be seen wiping her eye.
Charles laid the first wreath on behalf of The Queen, and an equerry laid a wreath on behalf of The Duke of Edinburgh, and then Charles laid a second wreath for himself.
Prince William, Prince Harry, and Prince Andrew laid their wreaths in unison.
Prince Edward, Princess Anne, and The Duke of Kent also laid wreaths.
Kate Middleton was in a balcony with Sophie, The Countess of Wessex.
Princess Alexandra was in the balcony with Kate and Sophie.
To comment on fashion for a moment: Kate wore a new Dolce & Gabbana Crossover Button Coat and a Philip Treacy hat she’s had since 2006, her Oscar de la Renta Pearl Sun Star Button earrings, and Cornelia James gloves.
She wore her hair in a faux-bob, and I have to say, while I appreciate that Kate tried a new hairstyle, seeing Kate with her hair this short makes me hope she never cuts her hair this short.
As a slight bit of levity: My favorite royal photos are always the ones where the royals do something unexpected because I find them more human and charming. So I love this photo of Kate with an expression we don’t normally see from her.
Here are a video and some photos from the service.