Queen keeps her distance from Kate and Camilla at Remembrance Sunday service

The Queen did not stand with other Royal Family members during this year's Remembrance Sunday service.

The royals attended a stripped-back ceremony at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London on Sunday, November 8, along with key political figures and a small group of veterans

HM The Queen, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, watched from the balconies of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

While Prince Charles and William, Duke of Cambridge, took part in the wreath laying ceremony – along with Princess Anne and Earl of Wessex.

With the ceremony televised across the UK, viewers noted that The Queen did not stand beside her family – and instead socially distanced on the balcony alongside her lady-in-waiting, Susan Rhodes.

While Kate and Camilla – who stood with The Queen last year – were positioned on the next balcony down and also socially distanced from each other, as reported by Mirror Online.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition leader Sir Keir Starmer also laid wreaths at the traditional, annual event.

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While former UK prime ministers Theresa May, David Cameron, Tony Blair and Sir John Major were also present at the service.

Scaled-down, socially distanced ceremonies were observed across the UK on Sunday – amid a government appeal to “discourage” large gatherings due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Across the pond, Prince Harry said during a podcast to mark Remembrance Sunday: "Being able to wear my uniform, being able to stand up in service of one's country, these are amongst the greatest honours there are in life.

"To me, the uniform is a symbol of something much bigger, it's symbolic of our commitment to protecting our country, as well as protecting our values.

"These values are put in action through service, and service is what happens in the quiet and in the chaos."

The Prince served for 10 years in the armed forces – and earlier this year stepped down in his role as Captain General of the Marines as he withdrew from the Royal Family to begin a new life in California with wife Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, and their one-year-old son, Archie.

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