The Queen watched on this weekend as senior members of the Royal Family placed wreaths to mark Remembrance Sunday.
Observing the display from a balcony overlooking the Cenotaph, the monarchy paid respects to fallen soldiers during a socially-distanced ceremony.
As England has been plunged under lockdown many Brits were watching from home, with many local services cancelled over Coronavirus.
But the Royals still honoured tradition and stood with a small group of veterans to remember lost servicemen and women.
It was an especially poignant service as it marked the 102nd anniversary of the Great War.
Brits donate thousands to the Royal British Legion in exchange for Poppies during November as a sign of respect for fallen heroes.
The poppy is a widely recognised symbol of hope and remembrance, symbolising the flowers that bloomed around the fallen soldiers in Flanders Field, Belgium.
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At this year’s Remembrance Service the Queen was spotted wearing not just one flower – but five.
It’s never been confirmed why the Monarch wears so many, but one theory is that it represents more than just the Army.
Some believe the five poppies represent the Navy, RAF, Civil Defence, and women as well as the Army.
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Another explanation could be that it is symbolic of Elizabeth II’s position as the head of the Royal Family, the highest ranking dignitary at the service, Cosmopolitan reported.
Some believe the Queen wears her poppy to the left, as with military medals, as it is closest to the heart.
The Royal British Legion, which fundraises through poppy sales, has confirmed there is no correct way to wear a poppy.
"There is no 'correct' way to wear a poppy. "It is a matter of personal choice whether someone chooses to wear a poppy and how they choose to wear it. The best way to wear a poppy is simply with pride,” it’s website states.
The Queen appeared at the ceremony on a balcony across from Kate Middleton, who wore three poppies, and Camilla, who stuck to one.
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