LONDON — In a big step within the British monarchy’s transition, Queen Elizabeth II watched from a balcony in central London on Sunday as her eldest son, Prince Charles, positioned a wreath on the Cenotaph, Britain’s memorial to its conflict lifeless.
The chimes of Massive Ben, which had been silent for a lengthy restoration project, tolled in the course of the occasion, the second time in two days, earlier than the nation noticed two minutes of silence. The bell additionally rang on Saturday to mark Armistice Day.
Typically praised for being rigorous about her royal obligations, the queen, ninety one, delegated the Remembrance Sunday obligation to Charles, sixty eight, the subsequent in line to the British throne. Buckingham Palace introduced the change final month, a transfer seen by royals observers as a big step within the shift to the monarchy’s subsequent era.
The queen watched the ceremony unfold from a close-by Overseas and Commonwealth Workplace balcony in Whitehall on a cold morning, flanked by her husband, Prince Philip, and Charles’s spouse, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.
Prime Minister Theresa Might and the chief of the opposition Labour Celebration, Jeremy Corbyn, have been among the many officers in attendance.
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