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Royal family changes their profile photos on the occasion of Armistice Day

Royal family changes their profile photos to mark Armistice Day: Queen digs radiant photos as William and Kate swap their candid Ireland shot for a single token poppy

  • Royal Family Instagram Accounts Have Changed Their Photos To Celebrate Armistice Day
  • Queen replaced smiling photo with gloomy photo from Remembrance Day 2004
  • Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chose a close-up of a single poppy
  • Camilla, leading a two minute silence, chose a Poppy Appeal photo


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The royal family has changed their profile pictures on social media to mark the Armistice Day.

Instagram accounts for the Queen, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge all swapped smiling snaps for gloomy poppy photos.

It comes as Camilla led Britain into a two-minute silence on Armistice Day today, when the nation was finally able to reunite after the relaxation of Covid rules.

Tribute: Instagram accounts for the Queen, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge all swapped smiling snaps for gloomy poppy photos.  The Queen chose a photo taken on Remembrance Day in 2004 (see above)

Tribute: Instagram accounts for the Queen, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge all swapped smiling snaps for gloomy poppy photos.  The Queen chose a photo taken on Remembrance Day in 2004 (see above)

Tribute: Instagram accounts for the Queen, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge all swapped smiling snaps for gloomy poppy photos. The Queen chose a photo taken on Remembrance Day in 2004 (see above)

Laughing: The Royal Family's profile photo was previously that of the Queen, taken during a visit to MI5's headquarters at Thames House in London, in February 2020

Laughing: The Royal Family's profile photo was previously that of the Queen, taken during a visit to MI5's headquarters at Thames House in London, in February 2020

Laughing: The Royal Family’s profile photo was previously that of the Queen, taken during a visit to MI5’s headquarters at Thames House in London, in February 2020

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall previously used a portrait released in 2019 to mark Wales Week. The image shows the couple smiling outside their official Welsh residence of Llwynywormwoo in Myddfai.

It was replaced earlier this week with a photo of the couple from the launch of the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal in October.

Meanwhile, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge swapped their breezy profile picture, taken during a visit to Ireland, with a close-up of a poppy.

Royal staff who manage the Queen’s Instagram account have deleted the photo of Her Majesty taken at MI5 in February 2020 in favor of a photo from a Remembrance Sunday event in 2004.

The Queen also shared an Instagram post with the caption: ‘On the ‘eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month’ the armistice was signed in 1918. Today the nation falls silent at 11 a.m. in an act of commemoration of all those who served and sacrificed.”

Simple: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge opted for a close-up shot of a poppy, pictured

Simple: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge opted for a close-up shot of a poppy, pictured

Simple: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge opted for a close-up shot of a poppy, pictured

Candid: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had used this sweet photo, taken during a cliffside walk in Ireland in March 2020

Candid: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had used this sweet photo, taken during a cliffside walk in Ireland in March 2020

Candid: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had used this sweet photo, taken during a cliffside walk in Ireland in March 2020

The royal family occasionally changes their profile pictures to highlight important events. It was last done after the death of the Duke of Edinburgh in April.

The Queen will not be attending any events today but is expected to pay tribute at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday.

The mantle was taken by the Duchess of Cornwall.

On a still, crisp autumn morning outside Westminster Abbey, Camilla led commemorations at the 93rd Field of Remembrance, which has been held since November 1928.

After a bugler played the Last Post, Camilla and hundreds of veterans from previous conflicts stood motionless as the chimes of Big Ben sounded. Everyone observed two minutes of silence as London traffic rolled by.

The photo of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall was replaced earlier this week with a photo of the couple from the launch of the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal in October

The photo of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall was replaced earlier this week with a photo of the couple from the launch of the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal in October

The photo of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall was replaced earlier this week with a photo of the couple from the launch of the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal in October

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall previously used a portrait released in 2019 to mark Wales Week.  The image shows the couple smiling outside their official Welsh residence

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall previously used a portrait released in 2019 to mark Wales Week.  The image shows the couple smiling outside their official Welsh residence

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall previously used a portrait released in 2019 to mark Wales Week. The image shows the couple smiling outside their official Welsh residence

It comes as Camilla led Britain today in a two-minute silence on the occasion of Armistice Day, when the nation was finally able to get back together after the relaxation of Covid rules

It comes as Camilla led Britain today in a two-minute silence on the occasion of Armistice Day, when the nation was finally able to get back together after the relaxation of Covid rules

It comes as Camilla led Britain today in a two-minute silence on the occasion of Armistice Day, when the nation was finally able to get back together after the relaxation of Covid rules

In Staffordshire, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester attended a memorial service at the National Memorial Arboretum, which included readings, music performances and wreath laying.

The two minutes of silence was also marked by COP26 President Alok Sharma at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. In Edinburgh a single cannon rang out from the castle walls.

In London, a service was held by the Cenotaph – the traditional focus of commemoration – and Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer marked the moment at a war memorial at Euston station.

And on the English training ground in Burton on Trent, Gareth Southgate and Harry Kane stood shoulder to shoulder with the rest of the squad for a St George’s Cross flown half mask.

The Queen also shared an Instagram post with the caption: 'On the 'eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month' the armistice was signed in 1918.  Today the nation falls silent at 11 a.m. in memory of all those who served and sacrificed'

The Queen also shared an Instagram post with the caption: 'On the 'eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month' the armistice was signed in 1918.  Today the nation falls silent at 11 a.m. in memory of all those who served and sacrificed'

The Queen also shared an Instagram post with the caption: ‘On the ‘eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month’ the armistice was signed in 1918. Today the nation falls silent at 11 a.m. in memory of all those who served and sacrificed’

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