Queen attends socially distanced service for the Unknown Warrior
On November 7, the Queen attended a commemoration service for the Unknown Warrior, an unidentified British service member who died during World War One.
The service was attended by her equerry, Lieutenant Colonel Nani Kofi Twumasi-Ankrah, who placed a bouquet of flowers from Princess Beatrice’s wedding for the victim on their grave on her behalf.
The Unknown Warrior’s body was transferred from France to England and was buried in 1920 through a Whitehall procession. The service member has since become an important symbol for those who have lost relatives with unknown places of burial in conflict.
Yesterday, the Duchess of Cornwall commemorated the Unknown Warrior also at Westminster Abbey where she was standing in replacement of Prince Harry, who is now living in the US. Camilla was seen sporting a mask with poppies, which are the official symbols for remembrance in the UK.
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