Kate Middleton & Prince William Just Cut Their Kids Out of Their Profile Pic for an Important Reason

Kate Middleton and Prince William just swapped their sweet family photo for a new profile pic on social media. Why? Because of a major upcoming holiday.

In advance of Remembrance Day, an event that honors members of the Armed Forces, who have died in the line of duty (think of it as the U.S. equivalent to Memorial Day), Kate Middleton and Prince William (along with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles) have updated their profile photo on their Instagram and Twitter accounts.

The previous photograph featured the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their kids, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, clapping for frontline heroes for their constant work and dedication during the current pandemic.

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However, the new photo, which was added on Wednesday, features the couple attending a previous Remembrance Day event and holding bouquets of the famous poppy flowers. Symbolizing remembrance and hope for a peaceful future, poppies are worn annually as a show of support for fallen WWI veterans.

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The royal family celebrates the holiday annually (this year, it falls on Wednesday, November 11), attending engagements and events in the days leading up to Remembrance Sunday. “This time of year provides an opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices made by service personnel in conflicts around the world and to ensure that members of the Armed Forces and veterans are cared for,” the royal family said in a statement last year.

So, while we’re sad to see the group photo go, we’re happy the change was for an important reason. And who knows, maybe the Cambridge children will make an appearance at this year’s events.