Prince Charles was asked by Queen to lay the wreaths on her behalf a remembrance service. On Sunday, the heir to the British throne will perform the duty the second successive year.
Sunday’s open-air service will have added significance as this year is the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Prince Charles will once again lead the nation in honouring the country’s war dead during the national service of remembrance at the Cenotaph in Whitehall.
During the event, the Queen and Prince Philip will view the service from the balcony of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office building as they did last year. The Remembrance service will also be attended by Duchess Camilla, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the Duke of York and other members of the monarchy.
According to the palace protocol, after Prince of Wales has laid a wreath on behalf of the monarch, other floral tributes will be left by members of the royal family, then prime minister Theresa May, opposition party and other national leaders.
In the evening the Queen, her eldest son with wife Camilla, Kate and Prince William, as well Duke and Duchess of Sussex will attend the Abbey service. Prince Harry and his pregnant wife have already back home after a 16-day trip to Australia, Fiji, Tonga. For the young royals, it was their first joint overseas tour.