The Royal Family Just Made a Major Change to All of Their Social Media Accounts

Remembrance Day is only a few days away (November 11, to be exact) and right on cue, the royal family made major changes to their social media accounts.

In recognition of the holiday, which honors members of the Armed Forces who have died in the line of duty (think of it as the U.K. equivalent of Memorial Day), Queen Elizabeth (@TheRoyalFamily), Prince Charles (@ClarenceHouse), Kate Middleton and Prince William (@DukeandDuchessofCambridge) have all updated their profile photos on their social media accounts this week.

And we can’t help but notice a common theme—each photo features the royals sporting the famous red poppy flower. If you didn’t know, poppies are worn annually as a show of support for fallen WWI soldiers as a symbol of remembrance. Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles’s new image was first shared on their IG account last month and features their Royal Highnesses wearing poppies and meeting with members of the Royal British Legion at Clarence House.

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Queen Elizabeth’s photo is a throwback taken during 2013’s Remembrance Day services, while the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s profile shot is simply just a photo of a poppy.

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Making these social media changes has become an annual tradition. The royal fam updated their IG and Twitter photos around this time last year. In addition, the family celebrates the holiday annually by attending engagements and events in the days leading up to Remembrance Sunday. (However, things were scaled down last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. So, we have a feeling things will look similar this year, especially with Queen Elizabeth’s recent health struggles.)

There’s nothing quite like seeing the royals and their poppies in November.

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