Charles and William placed wreaths at the memorial in military uniform while the queen, Kate, and Camilla all watched from a balcony. The women all wore black fascinator hats and black jackets with the symbolic poppy flower pins.
Remembrance Sunday is celebrated in the U.K. as a day to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts. It takes place on the second Sunday in November.
Prior to Sunday's ceremony, Queen Elizabeth visited the Burial of the Unknown Warrior at Westminster Abbey in a private, personal tribute. She wore a black face mask for the occasion.
Notably absent from this year's ceremony were Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The couple attended last year's event as one of their final official royal engagements before they traveled to Canada for the holidays and prior to their announcement that they were stepping down as senior members of the royal family.
"Remembrance Day for me is a moment for respect and for hope. Respect for those who came before us and hope for a safer world. The act of remembering, of remembrance, is a profound act of honor," Harry said on the podcast. "It's how we preserve the legacies of entire generations and show our gratitude for the sacrifices they made in order for us to be able to live the lives we live today."
Harry and Meghan have relocated to Santa Barbara, California, and have been forced to mostly stay local amid the pandemic.