Sunlit Cenotaph in London
Remembrance

Prince Charles To Lay Cenotaph Wreath On Behalf Of The Queen

It will be the second successive year the Prince of Wales performs the duty.

Sunlit Cenotaph in London

The Prince of Wales will be leading the Royal family once again during the national service of Remembrance in London.

The Queen has asked Prince Charles to lay a wreath at the Cenotaph in Whitehall on her behalf for the second successive year.

Sunday's open-air service will have the added significance of also being the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Prince Charles to lay a wreath at the Cenotaph in 2017.
Prince Charles laid a wreath on behalf of the Queen at the Cenotaph in 2017 (Picture: MOD).

The Queen will view the ceremony from the balcony of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office building as she did last year.

Prince Charles' new role is likely to be seen as an example of the subtle shift of head of state duties from the 92-year-old monarch to the heir to the throne.

For the first time, a German leader will lay a wreath at the Cenotaph, with President Frank-Walter Steinmeier performing the duty on behalf of his nation in a historic act of reconciliation.