Memorial Day was celebrated in Great Britain. On this day, servicemen and veterans gathered at the monuments to the fallen soldiers, and members of the royal family laid wreaths at the cenotaph in central London.
The ceremony was attended by almost all members of the royal family: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Princes William and Kate, Princes Edward and Sophie, Princess Anne and her husband Tim Lawrence.
Spouse of Queen Elizabeth. The 99-year-old Prince Philip did not participate in the ceremony, since back in 2017 he was relieved of his royal duties due to his age.
Also absent was the queen's son, Prince Andrew.
The Duke of York almost does not appear in public after information about his connections with the controversial financier Jeffrey Epstein, who is accused of pedophilia and sex trafficking in minors, was made public.
One of the victims of Epstein and his “clients” Virginia Giuffre said that the heir to the British throne had sex with her. Prince Andrew denies all accusations against him.
During the investigation of the criminal case, the court officially removed Prince Andrew from the case. He had to resign as a member of the British royal family. But he was not excommunicated from his family: he is regularly seen at Windsor Palace, where his crowned parents live.
Jeffrey Epstein was arrested in 2019. He was charged with the sexual exploitation of minors. In prison, he committed suicide.