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Old 11-12-2018, 06:02 PM
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What does both surprise and even shock me is the number of people who have referred to the 100th Anniversary of the end of WWI as a celebration? It is not! It is, just like every 11th of November, a commemoration and a remembrance.


See this is something that interested me as yesterday at the evening event an historian remarked that we mark this day with remembrance, but we often dismiss the fact that this was a victory. It was a war that was won.

I feel if this wasn’t a part of Remembrance, we would have included Germany in ceremonies long ago. Personally there’s a reason Germany doesn’t remember their loss so outwardly as we do, because they lost.

This however, I don’t believe, is the thread for this discussion.
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Indeed.. as descendants and heirs to the thrones with which we fought 1914-18, their presence would have been far more meaningful than the President of a 'successor' polity, without connection to the war itself.
I think if the Prince of Prussia had been invited as official representative to take part in these commemorations, there would have been a storm of outrage breaking out in the german media and press. This would find never an acceptance within the broader german public. I also believe the same, if not even worse, would happen, if a descendant of the House of Habsburg would have been invited as the Austrians seem to have an ever tense relationship with their former imperial Dynasty...!
No, the presence of a representative of the current ruling class was inevitable, no matter how sorry for Royalists and Monarchists, I´m afraid.
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Old 11-13-2018, 06:17 PM
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I think if the Prince of Prussia had been invited as official representative to take part in these commemorations, there would have been a storm of outrage breaking out in the german media and press. This would find never an acceptance within the broader german public. I also believe the same, if not even worse, would happen, if a descendant of the House of Habsburg would have been invited as the Austrians seem to have an ever tense relationship with their former imperial Dynasty...!
No, the presence of a representative of the current ruling class was inevitable, no matter how sorry for Royalists and Monarchists, I´m afraid.
Whilst, as a royalist, it'd have been lovely for Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie to attend the Remembrance Service (the House of Hohenzollern are related distantly to the BRF too, aren't the Prince and Princess of Prussia in line to the very extended British throne?) though I agree about the reception in Germany - especially with the President in attendance. IIRC none of the German RF's titles are recognised in Germany (however they are recognised in reigning monarchies).
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Old 11-13-2018, 06:43 PM
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What does both surprise and even shock me is the number of people who have referred to the 100th Anniversary of the end of WWI as a celebration? It is not! It is, just like every 11th of November, a commemoration and a remembrance.

In Australia and New Zealand, we mark that tremendous loss on ANZAC Day.
The annual commemorations of Remembrance Day, Memorial Day, ANZAC Day, etc. are purely solemn, remembrance of the lost; so are the milestone anniversaries of battles. But this Sunday was additionally a milestone celebration of a joyful anniversary. The restoration of peace and the end of conflict is a very happy thing. On a day like that it is quite appropriate to make space for celebratory services, such as the one in Westminster Abbey for which the queen shed the black attire that had been so appropriate for the mournful wreath-laying and instead wore a vibrant purple. The flowers placed around the memorial plaque on the floor very specifically weren’t poppies to remember the loss of the military dead but cheerful mixed arrangements as if to say to them “you did not sacrifice in vain, the battle did end and peace was achieved at last.” That’s a happy thing, if still serious.
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Old 11-13-2018, 06:48 PM
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Court Circular 10th November:
The Queen, Patron, was present this evening at the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall.

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 and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent were present.

Court Circular 11th November:
The Queen was present this morning during the Ceremony at the Cenotaph on the occasion of Remembrance Day.

The President of the Federal Republic of Germany and Mrs Elke Büdenbender were also present.

A wreath was laid on behalf of The Queen by The Prince of Wales.

A wreath was laid by The President of the Federal Republic of Germany.

A wreath was laid on behalf of The Duke of Edinburgh by Captain Katherine Coulthard.

A wreath was laid by The Prince of Wales.

Wreaths were also laid by The Duke of Cambridge, The Duke of Sussex, The Duke of York, The Earl of Wessex, The Princess Royal, The Duke of Kent and Prince Michael of Kent.

The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duchess of Cambridge, The Duchess of Sussex, The Countess of Wessex and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence were present during the Ceremony.

The Princess Royal afterwards took the salute at the March Past of Ex-Servicemen and Civilian Organisations on Horse Guards Parade, London SW1.

The Queen this evening attended a Service to mark the Centenary of the Signing of the Armistice at Westminster Abbey, London SW1, and was received at the Great West Gate by the Dean (the Very Reverend Dr John Hall) and, at the Great West Door, by the Chapter and the Archbishop of Canterbury.

The President of the Federal Republic of Germany and Mrs Elke Büdenbender were present.

Her Majesty and His Excellency laid fresh flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior.

At the conclusion of the Service, The Queen bade farewell to The President of the Federal Republic of Germany and Mrs Elke Büdenbender at the Great West Door.

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent and Prince Michael of Kent were present at the Service.

Court Circular 11th November:
The Prince of Wales, Colonel, Welsh Guards, this afternoon attended a Reception at Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk, London SW1.

His Royal Highness, Colonel, Welsh Guards, afterwards attended a Service of Remembrance in the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, and subsequently laid a wreath at the Guards Memorial, Horse Guards Parade.

The Duke of York this afternoon attended a Service commemorating the Centenary of the End of the First World War in St Anne’s Cathedral, Donegall Street, Belfast, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the County Borough of Belfast (Mrs Fionnuala-Jay O’Boyle).

The Earl and Countess of Wessex this afternoon attended the Welsh National Service of Thanksgiving to mark the Centenary of the End of the First World War at Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff, and were received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of South Glamorgan (Mrs Morfudd Meredith).

The Princess Royal, accompanied by Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, this afternoon attended the Scotland Commemorative Service for the Centenary of the First Armistice in Glasgow Cathedral, followed by a Reception at St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, 2 Castle Street, Glasgow, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Glasgow (Councillor Eva Bolander, the Rt Hon the Lord Provost).

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester this morning attended a Service to mark the Centenary of the Signing of the Armistice at the National Memorial Arboretum, Croxall Road, Alrewas, and were received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire (Mr Ian Dudson), and afterwards His Royal Highness took the Salute at the Armistice Day Parade.
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Old 11-04-2019, 11:44 AM
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Buckingham Palace announces royal attendance for events to mark Remembrance Day.


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Old 11-04-2019, 11:45 AM
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The Royal Family’s Remembrance Schedule 2019:
Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Duchess of Cornwall will attend the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey Thursday, 7th November-
https://mobile.twitter.com/chrisship...70938690002945

On Saturday Evening- November 9th-
The Queen, The Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Duke of York, The Princess Royal and other members of the royal family will attend the Festival of Remembrance at The Royal Albert Hall-
https://mobile.twitter.com/scobie/st...71097603751937

Sunday- November 10th-
The same members of the royal family will attend Remembrance Sunday Service at The Cenotaph-
https://mobile.twitter.com/scobie/st...71097603751937
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Old 11-04-2019, 06:00 PM
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Looks like it is going to be a somber and busy weekend for the Royal Family.

Remembrance days are very important, always; we should never forget.
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Old 11-04-2019, 06:12 PM
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Looks like it is going to be a somber and busy weekend for the Royal Family.

Remembrance days are very important, always; we should never forget.
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Yes indeed.

It saddens me that HM no longer lays a wreath at the cenotaph. I understand the reasons of course but I l always felt that this was her most important public duty.
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Old 11-04-2019, 06:23 PM
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The Remembrance day Concert and service are among my favourite royal highlights,the BRF excel at the type events.
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Old 11-09-2019, 10:37 AM
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Tonight:
The Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance 2019: BBC One 9pm
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000b9b2

The Queen and senior members of the royal family will be in attendance.

Breaking News Update:
The Duchess of Cornwall will be in attendance tonight-
https://mobile.twitter.com/RoyaNikkh...81972866248704

Thank goodness she’s well enough to attend.
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Old 11-09-2019, 01:22 PM
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Good to hear that The Duchess of Cornwall is well enough to attend.
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I suspect Camilla was determined to attend this and Sunday, hence cancelling engagements earlier in the week.
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Old 11-09-2019, 01:38 PM
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I suspect Camilla was determined to attend this and Sunday, hence cancelling engagements earlier in the week.
I agree. If she had missed the weekend's engagements, that would have been truly alarming, so I'm happy to hear that she is well enough to attend these very important events.
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I agree. If she had missed the weekend's engagements, that would have been truly alarming, so I'm happy to hear that she is well enough to attend these very important events.
Yes indeed, it's good to hear that she can attend. I'm sure she would try her very best to be there considering the unimaginable loss that befell her own family in WW1.
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Here's a first gallery:


** gettyimages: GBR: The Queen And Members Of The Royal Family Attend The Annual Royal British Legion Festival Of Remembrance **


** dm article: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry join Prince William and Kate Middleton for Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance ..**
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The pictures were interesting. Ladies were in a mix of black and dark blue.
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Not sure what was going on with Sophie. She looked absent (in mind).
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Old 11-09-2019, 05:30 PM
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Great to see everyone there tonight and nice that Camilla made it despite the fact she has recently been ill - she did still look rather unwell, but it was good that she attended and I'm sure she's been given the all clear from the doctors. (We can be reassured that any royal who falls ill is under the best of care!) It would seem that Andrew has struck up a friendship with the PM... still not choosing friends wisely I see

Bit annoyed at how the Daily Fail kept on mentioning that documentary more so than the event itself in their articles, but I expect no less from them. In one article there was only a chunk of information about tonight (even though the headline was about the service) and most of the article focused on Harry and Meghan in their recent documentary. It's a shame because they have lovely photos of the event.
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I think all the royal ladies look lovely. I especially loved Sophie's hair and Catherine's headband. I did like Meghan's dress, but I thought it made her look pregnant. JMHO
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