Prince William and Kate Middleton make touching update to their social media accounts ahead of Remembrance Day

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  • Prince William and Kate Middleton have joined other royals in making a change to their social media accounts ahead of Remembrance Day.


    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 38, had been using an image of them with their children – Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, and two-year-old Prince Louis – joining in with Clap for Carers on their @kensingtonroyal Instagram and Twitter pages. 

    But profile pictures on both accounts now show William and Kate laying down a wreath of poppies during a visit to Manchester in 2016. 

    The @theroyalfamily accounts – which give updates on the Queen – and Prince Charles and Camilla’s Twitter and Instagram pages, @clarencehouse, also show updated profile photos. 

    Kate Middleton and Prince William laying down a wreath of poppies during a visit to Manchester

    Kate and William laying a wreath of poppies during a visit to Manchester in 2016. Credit: PA

    One shows the Queen at Westminster Abbey’s Field of Remembrance in 2004 while the other is a snap of Charles and Camilla’s visit to Canada for Remembrance Day in 2009. 

    Remembrance services this year have been forced to adapt to restrictions put in place due to the pandemic, though the royals are expected to attend the Cenotaph to remember the fallen. 

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    While it’s thought Prince Charles, Prince William and Princess Anne will lay wreaths at the war memorial on Whitehall, Her Majesty, Kate and Camilla will gather on the Foreign Office balcony. 

    This year is the 100th birthday of the monument and, while around 10,000 people gather there each year for the National Service of Remembrance, the event will be closed to members of the public for the first time in its history.

    Although the annual march past the Cenotaph will not take place, some veterans have been invited to attend the service which will ensure strict social distancing measures are in place.