Royal Family Shares Haunting Photo of Queen Camilla & Kate Middleton Standing in Solidarity for Remembrance Day

A striking photograph, indeed

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This past Sunday, King Charles, 74, was joined by other members of the royal family for the annual Remembrance Day service at The Cenotaph, Whitehall, as they (and the rest of the U.K.) honored the lives lost in the ​​First World War in addition to the battles that followed. 

Pictures taken at the ceremony were later posted on the official royal family Instagram account, which showed the monarch’s honorary salute, Prince William laying a wreath for the fallen soldiers and more. But there is one royal pair, in particular, that stood out from all the rest: Queen Camilla and Kate Middleton

The second slide of the post features a haunting and emotional photo of the two women standing side-by-side on a balcony above, looking on as their husbands laid down wreaths during the ceremony. The pair can be seen wearing a black dress with similar brimmed hats and poppy pins (to commemorate Remembrance Day).

In the caption, the royal family details the big role the king played in the ceremony. “The King, as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, salutes The Cenotaph after laying a wreath on behalf of the nation during the annual Service of Remembrance on Remembrance Sunday,” the caption stated. 

In addition to the king, the Prince of Wales, Princess Anne and Prince Edward laid down wreaths at The Cenotaph, which stands for “the empty tomb.” 

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The caption also included some historical facts about the war memorial, which says the monument was officially unveiled in 1920 to “symbolize the unprecedented losses suffered during the First World War.” It also honors “all members of the Armed Forces who have lost their lives in conflict since 1914.”

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An impactful photo that speaks volumes. 

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