This year’s annual Commonwealth Day ceremony at Westminster Abbey has attended by Royal Family members except Queen Elizabeth. In her absence for the first time in over a decade, the Queen’s son Prince Charles was in charge of the festivities.
The Royal Family members embraced and kissed each other when they arrived for commonwealth day service. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have also spotted laughing and joking with Prince Charles and Camilla Parker.
The Queen has taken a keen interest in the Commonwealth and lovingly referred to as the family of nations. This service would have her first big public appearance after her Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
However, the Queen has invited the Prince of Wales to represent Her Majesty at the Commonwealth ceremony. She reviewed the arrangements with the royal household. The Queen will keep up with her other commitments, including appearances before live audiences this week.
The former archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Sentamu delivered the sermon. It has attended by Princess Alexandra, as did young Tongan leader Elizabeth Kite, Emeli Sande and Mica Paris.
Furthermore, before travelling to North America, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made their final public appearance with senior members of the Royal Family in 2020.