Charles to break tradition for Remembrance Day

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King Charles is set to use a different wreath to commemorate those who were lost in war on Remembrance Sunday later this month. Alongside him, the Queen Consort has also been able to have her own wreath designed for the first time, as have the Prince and Princess of Wales.

According to the Telegraph, the King will have a wide ribbon featuring his racing colours on his poppy wreath.

The royal silks which feature the Kings colours are purple, red, and gold and while Camilla has had her own wreath designed, she has decided to not personally lay it at the Cenotaph.

The Queen Consort’s wreath will have her own family’s racing colours and will be laid by an equerry while she stands on the balcony of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office building.

This decision follows that of the Queen Mother who chose to watch the ceremony from the balcony.

Meanwhile, Prince William and the Princess of Wales have commissioned a joint wreath which will have a ribbon in “Wales red”.

The final designs of the three new wreaths are waiting to be signed off by Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace.

The senior royals were assisted in the designing of their wreaths with the Poppy Factory and will be viewed for the first time at the Cenotaph on November 13.

While Charles’ wreath will have fewer poppies than the Queen’s, those that are on it will be larger.

The former Monarch’s wreath was thought to be adorned by approximately 93 poppies while the King’s new one will feature around 50.

The inspiration for Charles’ wreath came from the traditions both his grandfather and great grandfather adopted for their own wreaths.

King George V and King George VI are thought to have included a ribbon in their family racing colours into their own wreaths.

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Meanwhile a combination of the wreaths of Queen Elizabeth II and her father George VI have been used by Charles as the design includes a “lovely bow” in the Monarch’s racing colours.

It is understood that the late-Queen made the personal decision not to include her racing colours on her wreath.

Instead, the late Sovereign opted for a horizontal sash across the front of the wreath, below the personal message which was royal blue and red, reminiscent of the Blues and Royals Household Cavalry colours.

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