King Charles leads Remembrance Day service first time as British monarch

King Charles III led Remembrance Day commemorations in London on Sunday for the first time as Britain’s monarch, laying a newly designed wreath after a two-minute silence at The Cenotaph war memorial.

Wreath designers said it also paid tribute to the racing colors used by both Queen Elizabeth II and his grandfather King George VI.

Charles, who became King following the death of his Elizabeth in September, was joined by other senior members of the royal family including his son and heir Prince William. His wife and queen consort, Camilla, watched from the balcony of a nearby government building.

Chief of the Defense Staff Tony Radakin said the ceremony to honor Britain’s war dead had an “additional poignancy” after the loss of the queen.