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November 14, 2021 Queen Elizabeth II returns to participate in public ceremonies, after a hiatus imposed by health reasons. The 95-year-old sovereign will attend the annual Remembrance Sunday ceremony in London at the Cenotaph, where the end of the First World War is celebrated and her fallen are remembered. Buckhingham Palace announced it days ago and the BBC confirms it.

For the 95-year-old monarch, this is the official return to public after the night of hospitalization in October and three weeks of rest. This year the return to normal after Covid hardships, with 10,000 veterans and hundreds of soldiers present at the function and a large crowd to watch.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will join members of the Royal Family in laying a wreath at the war memorial in the center of the British capital. At 11.00 local time, 12.00 in Italy, a minute of silence will be observed at the national level to remember those who fought and died in past conflicts.

Buckingham Palace said it is the Queen's "firm intention" to attend the traditional poppy wreath laying ceremony, after missing several other events, including the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall yesterday. Charles, the Prince of Wales, will deposit the crown on the steps of the Cenotaph in place of Elizabeth, who will watch from the balcony of one of Whitehall's government buildings, as in previous years. The monarch, who experienced World War II as a teenager, is also the head of the Armed Forces and cares a lot about this celebration. Then he will go back to rest.

In 2022 the Platinum Jubilee awaits him, that is his 70 years of reign, and therefore many events are scheduled, including institutional meetings and various ceremonies.

"The queen is fine," assured her son Charles, but the Palace has decided to support her with a senior member of the Windsor family for every public event.