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Alexandria 11-09-2003 02:04 PM

Remembrance Day Services: 2003-2021
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This Tuesday, 11 November, is Remembrance Day (Veterans Day for our American members), a day in which we remember and honour the thousands of soldiers, men and women who fought for peace and independence and the many liberties we have today.

As each year passes, the number of veterans who participate in Remembrance Day ceremonies around the world become less and less, but in no way does it make the sacrifices they made less important. In fact, it is more important than ever that we remember and honour their sacrifices and their memory.

On this day, take a moment to remember our veterans and show your support by wearing a poppy, a symbol for this most important of days, chosen because where soldiers died in a field between Belgium and France, thousands of poppies grew. The poppies surrounded the wooden crosses which were erected in memory of fallen soldiers, and the poppies became the symbol of the blood shed by the soldiers in battle.

Although other royal families honour this day, I think the British royals are most visible in commemorating Remembrance Day. A look back at November 11's past and present with the British royal family.

Flowers Placed on the Cenotaph

Veterans of the British Armed Forces place commemorative flowers on the Cenotaph. This event his held on Remembrance Sunday to commemorate the men who have fallen in past wars.

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2 Attachment(s) - Queen Elizabeth II Attending Remembrance Day Ceremony

Queen Elizabeth II wears a black coat and red flower pin to a Remembrance Day ceremony.

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2 Attachment(s) - King Olav V with British Royals on Remembrance Day

King Olav V of Norway watches the Remembrance Day ceremony at the Cenotaph with Princess Diana, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, and the Queen Mother.

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3 Attachment(s) and - On the balcony, Earl and Countess of Wessex, Captain Tim Laurence (husband of Princess Anne), Peter Phillips and the Queen Mum.

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5 Attachment(s) - Captain Timothy Laurence, Princess Beatrice, Countess and Earl of Wessex. - Princess Alexandra and the Honourable Angus Ogilvy. - SOPHIE RHYS-JONES COUNTESS OF WESSEX WITH HER HUSBAND PRINCE EDWARD DURING REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

Original caption: Sophie Rhys Jones, the Countess of Wessex and her husband Prince Edward observe the two minutes silence during the Remembrance Sunday parade at the Cenotaph in central London November 12, 2000. Thousands of people joined the Queen, political leaders and military groups to remember Britain's war dead. - Princess Anne participating in Remembrance Day ceremonies.

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1 Attachment(s) - 11 November 1982 - Queen Mother on Remembrance Day

Queen Mother in the Garden of Remembrance at St. Margarets, Westminster. She is wearing the Jubilee Brooch given to Queen Victoria in 1897.

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4 Attachment(s) - Queen Elizabeth II ...

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4 Attachment(s) - Captain Timothy Laurence, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Earl and Countess of Wessex.

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1 Attachment(s) - 13 November 1994 - Queen Elizabeth II, who celebrates her Golden Jubilee in 2002, wearing black for mourning and looking pensive as she attends the Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph in Whitehall with Prince Charles.

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5 Attachment(s) - 6 November 1998 - WWI REMEMBRANCE SERVICE IN LONDON

Original caption: The Queen Mother attends the Remembrance Day service at Westminster Abbey.

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Original caption: Britain's Queen Elizabeth attends the remembrance service at the Cenotaph at London's Whitehall, November 11, 2001. The service was attended for the first time by the U.S. ambassador to London, William Farrish, who was invited to take part following the attacks in New York on September 11, 2001.

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3 Attachment(s) - 8 November 1994 - Prince Edward in Tuxedo at President's Ball
Prince Edward attends the President's Ball for the Lord's Taverners on Remembrance Sunday at the Grosvenor House Hotel. - Sophie, too, was sporting a poppy at the opening of ChildLine shortly before the birth of her daughter.

Polfoto 09-11-2003 Queen Elizabeth II at The Remembrance Ceremony in Whitehall, London, Sunday November 9, 2003.

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3 Attachment(s) - 14 November 1999 - DAY OF REMEMBRANCE IN LONDON

Original caption: Princess Alexandra of Kent arrives to attend the remembrance day concert at the Royal Albert Hall. - 14 November 1999 - ELIZABETH II COMMEMORATES THE ARMISTICE IN DURBAN

Original caption: Queen Elizabeth wearing the traditional poppies of Remembrance Day.

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3 Attachment(s) - Prince Charles ... - Prince Charles ... - Sophie, Countess of Wessex. - Prince Charles on his recent visit to India was sporting a poppy, too.

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5 Attachment(s) - The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh this weekend.

Polfoto 08-11-2003 Prince Andrew and Princess Anne arrive to attend the annual Royal Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall, London Saturday 8th November 2003.

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4 Attachment(s) - Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph, London, Britain - 9 November 2003. - Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph, London, Britain - 9 November 2003.

Pictured: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip and in the backgroud, the Duke of Kent dressed in the blue uniform.

Josefine 02-20-2004 06:24 AM

great to see anne in unoform

IndiePrincess 02-21-2004 08:09 AM


Originally posted by Alexandria@Nov 9th, 2003 - 1:12 pm - Captain Timothy Laurence, Princess Beatrice, Countess and Earl of Wessex.
I remember watching this on TV, poor Bea collapsed half way through and had to be picked up by Edward & Sophie. She musn't have had her brekkie or been on her period or something. Poor kid spent ages trying to get uncle Eddie's attention, she kept looking up at him and whispering something, getting redder and redder in the face until she just fainted.

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Duke 04-12-2004 10:34 AM

Why is Prince Phillip and Princess Anne in their naval uniform instead of their army or airforce uniform. And why is the duke of kent in the army uniform? Is there a protocol stating so?


wymanda 04-13-2004 05:36 AM


Originally posted by Duke@Apr 12th, 2004 - 9:34 pm
Why is Prince Phillip and Princess Anne in their naval uniform instead of their army or airforce uniform. And why is the duke of kent in the army uniform? Is there a protocol stating so?


The Duke of Edinburgh served as a Naval Officer both before and after his marriage.

The Duke of Kent served as an active Army Officer.

Princess Anne is Colonel in Chief of many regiments and naval areas so she can choose. For example she wears army uniform when trooping the colour.

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