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New photos show Queen Elizabeth in a mask for the first time, but she’s skipping the mask for Memorial Day

Queen Elizabeth the second publicly donned a face mask for the first time last week on new photos released over the weekend of a brief ceremony at Westminster Abbey, despite not wearing a Sunday for a reduced memorial service. “data-reactid =” 26 “> Queen Elizabeth II publicly donned a face mask for the first time last week on new photos posted over the weekend of a brief ceremony at Westminster Abbey, despite not wearing a Sunday for a memorial service .

The 94-year-old monarch appeared at a ceremony in the hall on Wednesday the day before England’s four-week lockdown on coronavirus to mark the 100th anniversary of the Unknown Warrior’s funeral. According to photos released late Saturday night, she was wearing a black face mask with a white border.

The Queen made her first public appearance last month at the Defense Science and Technology Laboratory in southern England with grandson Prince William for whom she was criticized for not wearing a face mask. Other members of the royal family have selectively worn masks for public appearances, both indoors and outdoors. “data-reactid =” 28 “> The Queen made her first public appearance last month at the Defense Science and Technology Laboratory in southern England with grandson Prince William, criticizing her for not wearing a face mask. Other members of the Royal The Family has selectively worn masks for public appearances, both indoors and outdoors.

Face coverings are required in certain indoor spaces, e.g. B. in public transport, in shops and places of worship, required by law. The UK government also recommends wearing them indoors where social distancing can be difficult and people come into contact with those they don’t normally meet.

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On Sunday after the new coronavirus lockdown went into effect, the Queen appeared in a scaled-down memorial service without a mask on a balcony to be silent for two minutes to honor those from Britain and the Commonwealth who died in the war . She was joined by her son Prince Charles, daughter-in-law Duchess Camilla, William and daughter-in-law Duchess Kate.

Queen Elizabeth II during the memorial service at the Cenotaph at the Cenotaph on November 08, 2020 in London, England.

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Prince Charles laid a wreath on behalf of the Queen during the memorial service on Sunday. Others, including Prince William and Prime Minister Boris Johnson, also laid wreaths in honor of those who perished in wartime. Also in attendance were leaders from across the political spectrum, including former prime ministers.

On Sunday it will be the 100th anniversary of the installation of the cenotaph memorial after the end of the First World War. The public was unable to attend this year due to the lockdown and was instead asked to join the two-minute silence at home.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during the memorial service at the Cenotaph at the Cenotaph on November 08, 2020 in London, England.

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In other years the memorial is filled with thousands of veterans and military personnel. There were fewer than 30 veterans in attendance at Sunday’s service, and everyone in attendance adhered to social distancing rules, although wearing masks outdoors was not mandatory.

The queen has appeared a few times since March while warning of the coronavirus. Until last month, she had maintained her appearances on phone calls, virtual appearances, and photo ops within the walls of the royal compound.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales attend the National Memorial Service at the Cenotaph in Westminster as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease spreads in London, England on November 8, 2020.

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In April, she celebrated her birthday in a low-key way, connecting with her family via videoconference to celebrate.

Her first photo op since quarantine was in May when the 94-year-old was photographed riding a pony at Windsor Castle, where she has been semi-isolated since the COVID-19 crisis erupted. The Queen posed for photos with her husband, Prince Philip, on June 1 to commemorate the Prince’s 99th birthday and in July for the wedding of her granddaughter Princess Beatrice, both at Windsor Castle.

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