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Every year the British Royal Family gather together at Royal Albert Hall for the Festival of Remembrance Service, an event that features musical performances honouring Britain’s war heroes and pays homage to those who died in battle, including the First and Second World Wars. And while pretty much every working royal attends, it also marked the first time since July that the Cambridges and the Sussexes have been photographed in the same place, though it should be noted, they were spotted actually physically together.

The last time the former Fab Four were seen together was at a charity polo match in July where they were dressed much more casually. For Saturday night’s event, the women all wore dark dresses (mostly black but Kate opted for a midnight blue), and kept their looks pretty sombre in line with the occasion. The men all wore dark suits but if you look closely, Prince William and Prince Harry are wearing matching ties. Hmm, did they coordinate that, was it pure coincidence, or perhaps the tie holds some deeper meaning to both men. Whatever the case, with all the rift rumours, it’s a small comfort that the brothers are still on the same wavelength, no matter how inadvertent.

Because so much of the royal family was there, the seating around The Queen was going to be tricky but it’s pretty much the same as last year. With a mix of the BRF and other distinguished guests, succession had to be considered so naturally Her Majesty was flanked by the future kings—Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla on one side, Will and Kate on the other.

In the row behind them were Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Brigitte, Duchess of Gloucester (she’s in the burgundy), Sir Tim Laurence and Princess Anne. Harry and Meghan were in the same row, next section, seated behind Prince Andrew, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his girlfriend. While it seems like the Sussexes were pushed to the peripheral, it’s where they sat last year—which also happened to be their first time attending the Festival—so perhaps that’s just how it goes.

 

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‪This evening The Duke and Duchess of Sussex accompanied Her Majesty The Queen and members of @TheRoyalFamily to the annual @RoyalBritishLegion Festival of Remembrance. This special event, which has taken place every year since 1923 at the @RoyalAlbertHall, commemorates all those who have lost their lives in conflicts.‬ • ‪This year’s Festival marked the 75th anniversary of a number of crucial battles of 1944, with a particular emphasis on the collaboration and friendship of the British, Commonwealth and Allied armies who fought them. A unique tribute was given to acknowledge those involved both past and present, culminating in a special parade of some of the last surviving veterans who fought and served in 1944.‬ • ‪Their Royal Highnesses, who last year attended their first Festival of Remembrance together, were honoured to once again pay tribute to all casualties of war and remember those that have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.‬ ‪#FestivalOfRemembrance ‪#WeWillRememberThem‬ Photo © PA / Royal British Legion

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Earlier in the week, Harry and Meghan visited the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey as part of Remembrance Week services. Saturday’s program marked the 75th anniversary of the battles that took place in 1944, including D-Day and featured artists James Blunt, Leona Lewis and Jeff Goldblum (yes, that Jeff Goldblum; ICYDK, the actor is also a world-class pianist), as well as the Central Band of the Royal Air Force and the Band of HM Royal Marines.

The Queen, the Sussexes, the Cambridges and the rest of the royals also gathered the day after the Festival, to commemorate those who fought and died in war at Sunday’s Remembrance Service at The Cenotaph.

 

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‘When you go Home, tell them of us and say, For your Tomorrow, we gave our Today.’ Members of the Royal Family joined faith leaders, political leaders, veterans and serving members of the Armed Forces who gathered at the Cenotaph on Whitehall this morning to remember those who have lost their lives in conflict. The word cenotaph means ‘empty tomb’ and it symbolises the unprecedented losses suffered during the First World War. The Cenotaph was unveiled by King George V on 11 November 1920 at the same ceremony which saw the Unknown Warrior laid to rest. Initially intended as a temporary structure, the Cenotaph was made permanent after the British people, still grieving for the huge losses of the First World War, took the monument to their hearts. 📸 Press Association

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