Queen of Britain Elizabeth stepped down from her official duties, Her Majesty pull out of a major role this morning at the Remembrance Sunday service as Charles takes over the reins.
After decades of leading Britain’s Poppy Day commemorations, the Queen will not be laying a wreath at the Cenotaph in London’s Whitehall.
Instead she will install her son – the Heir to the throne – to lay the wreath, while the Queen retires to a balcony to watch the proceedings.
The 91-year-old Monarchy will be joined by husband Philip – who will break out of retirement for the event – on the balcony of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said at the time this move was announced: “The Queen wishes to be alongside the Duke of Edinburgh and he will be on the balcony.”
This comes a week before the Queen and Philip will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary, when – in another bold move – they will choose not to mark it in public.
Our Royal source told Daily Star Online this is also part of the transition, and that he believes the Queen will, when she is 95, request for Charles to become King in all but name.