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Elizabeth II masked for the first time at Westminster Abbey

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Queen Elizabeth II wore a black mask to match her outfit when she visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Westminster Abbey on Wednesday.

According to an article Paris Match France of Dominique Bonnet.

Never before had Queen Elizabeth II been seen like this. This Wednesday, November 4, 2020, for the first time, the sovereign, aged 94, was photographed with a mask on her face, during this period of the Covid-19 epidemic. Mask that she had obviously perfectly matched with her black outfit, adapted to the circumstances. Making a final outing on the eve of the reconfinement of England, she had gone, in all discretion, to commemorate the centenary of the burial on November 11, 1920 of the Unknown Soldier in Westminster Abbey. He was a British soldier who fell in northern France during the First World War.

A white bouquet reminiscent of Elizabeth’s wedding bouquet

Not revealing these pictures until this Saturday, November 7 in the evening – one hour exactly before Remembrance Sunday, British Remembrance Sunday – Buckingham Palace gave details of this commitment by the monarch. The Palace indicated that during a ” small private ceremony “, A bouquet had been placed on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier” in an act of remembrance “. White, it was made up of orchids and myrtle and referred to the one Elizabeth, then Crown Princess, wore to her wedding to Prince Philip on November 20, 1947.

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On that day, the daughter of King George VI and Queen Consort Elizabeth placed her bridal bouquet at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. As her mother had done before her, at her wedding in 1923, in homage to her brother Fergus Bowes-Lyon, killed on September 26, 1915 during the battle of Loos in Pas-de-Calais. As will all the women of the British royal family after her.

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