Queen Elizabeth Just Stepped Out in Face Mask for the First Time

Queen Elizabeth is the latest member of the royal family seen sporting a protective mask during a public royal engagement.

Over the weekend, the 94-year-old monarch attended a special service in celebration of Remembrance Day, an event that honors members of the Armed Forces who have died in the line of duty. During the ceremony, Her Majesty honored an unknown warrior by visiting his grave at Westminster Abbey, which remains a symbol for all service personnel who have lost their lives in combat.

According to Buckingham Palace, a bouquet of flowers featuring orchids and myrtle—based on Her Majesty’s own wedding bouquet from 1947—was also placed on the solider’s grave.

For the event, the queen wore an all-black ensemble and a mask with white lace detailing, marking the first times we’ve seen her sport PPE at an engagement (although she has attended very few since March due to the coronavirus pandemic). The holiday also comes in the midst of the U.K.’s second official lockdown due to the new wave of increased cases of the virus.

Later that afternoon, Her Majesty attended the #RemembranceSunday service at the Cenotaph in London, which was also attended by other working members of the royal family, including Prince Charles, Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Not surprisingly, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were not in attendance, and, instead, celebrated privately by paying a visit to the Los Angeles National Cemetery where the duke and duchess each laid flowers (picked by Markle from their personal garden) and wreaths on the graves of two commonwealth soldiers.

Now if we could only get the deets on Liz’ss specific mask, we would be super grateful.