He Prince harry, 36, will not join the other members of the british royalty for the Remembrance Sunday service traditionally held in London. The royals and dignitaries to the Cenotaph will come in November to lay wreaths to remember the fallen. This year, the event will be totally different due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).
It was confirmed that the Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan Markle, of 39, will not be able to travel from the United States to the United Kingdom. Prince Charles, 71, Prince William, 38, and Princess Anne, 70, will lay the wreaths as usual. Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth II, 94, Kate Middleton, 38, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, 73, will line up on the balcony of the Foreign Office.
Royal sources pointed out to The Sun that as Harry “is no longer an active royal member he cannot join his family at the Cenotaph.” The traditional service, which is generally attended by thousands of people, will only allow a small number of people to attend. Hopes of maintaining the military march with restrictive measures have been dashed. There will be none of that. Only a few veterans will attend the event.
It was thought that Harry could attend the service due to his military background, but the informant told the British media that “he could attend as a former soldier who served his country well in Afghanistan.” However, “he will not be able to attend as a royal, as he is no longer a member of the royal family.” The National Service of Remembrance will be held at 11:00 in the morning. There will be 2 minutes of silence.
According to the latest reports, Her Majesty is determined to be in service despite the public health crisis. The monarch was kept in isolation for seven months, missing major events such as Trooping the Color, Maundy Thursday, and the Buckingham Palace garden parties. Currently, it is kept at Windsor Castle and will travel to London when necessary.