Though it was a somber celebration, Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Sophie, Countess of Wessex reunited on Sunday, November 14.
"The Duke and Duchess attended the National Service of Remembrance with members of The Royal Family at the Cenotaph this morning to pay their respect for those who have served and continue to serve our nation. #WeRememberThem #LestWeForget," the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's social media page read about the event, which honors those who fought in the war.
Prince Charles and Camilla's message read, "The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall joined other members of the Royal Family today at the National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph. The annual service pays tribute to all those who have served and sacrificed from Britain and the Commonwealth. The Prince of Wales laid a wreath at the Cenotaph on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, followed by his own. #RemembranceSunday #LestWeForget."
The same day, it was announced that Queen Elizabeth would no longer be there.
"The Queen, having sprained her back, has decided this morning with great regret that she will not be able to attend today’s Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph," a statement read. "Her Majesty is disappointed that she will miss the service. As in previous years, a wreath will be laid on Her Majesty’s behalf by The Prince of Wales. His Royal Highness, along with The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra will be present at the Cenotaph today as planned."
Still, people praised Prince Charles for doing a good job. One person wrote, "Prince Charles did the Queen proud today. He will make a wonderful King one day. Hope Her Majesty makes a quick recovery. ❤️," while another added, "It was a beautiful ceremony as always 🇬🇧 and I want to wish a speedy recovery to HM The Queen 🙏🏻❤️❤️❤️❤️."
A third person added, "Beautiful ceremony🥀🥀."