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The Queen lays a replica of her wedding flowers on the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior – Royal Central

The floral homage of the queen, which was left on the grave of the unknown warrior before the day of remembrance, was particularly poignant. Her Majesty left a replica of her wedding bouquet on the grave as she paid her respects there a few hours before the lockdown.

It was a nod to a tradition followed by Windsor brides for nearly a century that had a special bond with their own parents. For it was the Queen Mother, then Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, who began the tribute when she laid her bouquet on the grave as she went to Westminster Abbey to marry Albert, Duke of York, later King George VI .

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The Queen visited the abbey on November 4th to pay her respects. Her visit also marked the 100th anniversary of the funeral of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster, who was even overseen by her beloved grandfather, King George V.

The soldier represents the many thousands who died during the First World War between 1914 and 1918. The Queen’s flowers were placed on the stone above him on which the words are written. They buried him under the kings because he had done good to God and to his house. ”

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This particular floral homage included a selection of orchids as well as a sprig of myrtle traditionally used in royal wedding bouquets. Her Majesty stood in thought for a moment as she put her hand on the flowers before her stable master, Lieutenant Colonel Nana Kofi Twumasi-Ankrah of the Household Cavalry, placed them on the grave.

Her Majesty’s visit to Westminster Abbey was her final engagement before the lockdown. On Memorial Sunday itself, she was led by the royal family in honor of all those who gave their lives for their country when she watched a special service in the cenotaph from a balcony overlooking Whitehall. The Prince of Wales laid the wreath on behalf of the nation.

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