King Charles Attends Remembrance Sunday for the First Time Since Becoming Monarch

King Charles is leading the royal family at the Remembrance Sunday service.

The monarch, who turns 74 on Monday, joined members of the royal family at the Cenotaph war memorial in London to honor those who have died in war at the National Service of Remembrance, also known as Remembrance Sunday.

At 10:59 a.m. local time, King Charles emerged through the door of Whitehall, followed by his son and heir, Prince William, and sister, Princess Anne. As Big Ben’s chimes began at precisely 11 a.m. to herald the national two-minute silence, Charles raised his right arm in salute.

King Charles laid a new wreath, the design of which pays tribute to the wreath of his grandfather King George VI and his mother Queen Elizabeth. The wreath’s poppies were mounted on an arrangement of black leaves, as is traditional for the monarch, and featured the King’s racing colors: scarlet, purple and gold. The royal racing colors were also incorporated into the wreaths of King George V, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II.

The wreath was accompanied by a handwritten card bearing his new cypher, which was revealed in September.

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