Commemoration services will take place across the UK on August 4, from Crathie Kirk on Royal Deeside (pictured) to Westminster Abbey

Buckingham Palace publishes Royal Family's First World War Centenary engagements

Posted on centenarynews.com on 30 April 2014
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Buckingham Palace has announced full details of the First World War Centenary events to be attended by senior members of the British Royal Family on 4th August 2014.

Queen Elizabeth will be present at a service of commemoration at Crathie Parish Church, near the royal residence of Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

The Duke of Edinburgh is to attend a service of commemoration at Sandringham Church on the royal estate in Norfolk.

Prince Charles will take part in a national service of commemoration for the Commonwealth in Glasgow, followed by a wreath laying in George Square. The city is hosting the Commonwealth Games, which close on the eve of the Centenary. 

Camilla Duchess of Cornwall will attend a prayer vigil  at Westminster Abbey in London. The last candle will be extinguished at 11pm, marking the moment when war was declared on Germany.

As reported elsewhere in Centenary News, Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, will travel to Belgium for commemorations in the city of Liège, and at St. Symphorien, the Commonwealth military cemetery near Mons. 

Prince Harry will attend the "Step Short" commemorative event in Folkestone. The Channel port was a major departure point for British troops leaving for the Western Front. The Prince will then join his brother, Prince William, in Belgium for the ceremony at St. Symphorien.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex will attend a service of commemoration at Guildford Cathedral in Surrey.

The Princess Royal will travel to the Isle of Wight for a service at the First World War memorial chapel, Carisbrooke Castle. 

The Duke of Kent, who's President of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, will open an exhibition of First World War photography at an event supported by the CWGC and the Imperial War Museum.

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester will attend a service of commemoration at Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff.

Source: Buckingham Palace

Date of press release publication: 30th April 2014

Images: Peter Alhadeff, Centenary News

Posted by: Peter Alhadeff, Centenary News

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