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Queen updates social media profiles to mark Remembrance Day in touching tribute

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Most of the senior royals from Prince Charles and Camilla, Prince William and Kate Middleton, and Princess Eugenie all have Instagram accounts. Every year the House of Windsor change the profile pictures on their social media pages to mark Remembrance Day, honouring those who died in the war.

This year, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge changed their photo to a close-up shot of a poppy, to commemorate military members who died in the conflict since 1921.

The Cambridge’s poppy has the number 100 emblazoned on it to represent the milestone anniversary of the symbol.

The Queen’s Instagram and Twitter accounts — under username TheRoyalFamily — changed their photo from an image of the Queen smiling to one taken at Westminster Abbey’s Field of Remembrance in November 2004.

The Royal Family will participate in events this week leading up to Remembrance Sunday on November 14.

The Queen has cancelled some engagements following her hospitalstion but reports suggest Her Majesty plans to attend the service on Sunday.

The palace said in a statement: “It remains The Queen’s firm intention to be present for the National Service of Remembrance on Remembrance Sunday, on November 14.”

Members of the Royal Family have increasingly begun to “curate their own communications” through their social media presence, as the monarchy tries to “directly engage” with the British public.

The Royal Family also has an official Twitter account that documents all the engagements the working members of the institution undertake week by week.

A royal historian told the Express.co.uk, that the coming decades will see an “interesting renegotiation” between the Palace and the media, as Prince Charles and Prince William hope to continue expanding their presence on social media platforms and through television documentaries.

Speaking to the Express.co.uk, Dr Anna Whitelock said: “I certainly think that the relationship between the monarchy and the media is in a state of flux and transition.

“I think in a way, arguably the monarchy has modernised more than certain parts of the media that have been stuck in a somewhat reverential 1950s relationship in the way that they report the monarchy and the royalty.

“I think there is a sense that first of all, the monarchy are taking more control using social media platforms and curating their own communications in that way.

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“But also the challenges, particularly in the years to come, in how much the mainstream media are still able to potentially present nuanced public opinion rather than blanket ‘this is what the Queen does and the monarchy’, without much great critique of whether it’s popular and what it does.”

“I think there is going to be an interesting renegotiation of the relationship with the monarchy and the media over the next decades.”

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