08 November 2020 12:31
The annual Service of Remembrance is taking place at the Royal Welch Fusiliers Memorial in town this morning, however members of the public are being asked to watch via the live stream rather than attending. Wales is still in a firebreak lockdown due to the pandemic, and as such residents are being asked to remember from home the many sacrifices made by past and present armed forces personnel and their families in order to protect us. There will be no parade in Wrexham this year, and only a very small closed service at the RWF memorial at Bodhyfryd – limited to a handful of people, including representatives from the Royal British Legion and armed services. The stream from Bodhyfryd of Wrexham's Service of Remembrance this morning is now live via Wrexham Council — Wrexham.com (@wrexham) November 8, 2020 Ant Metcalfe, Wales area manager for the Royal British Legion said: "Whilst it is deeply disappointing that Remembrance events will be different this year, we understand that the decision has been taken to protect the health and well-being of all involved. "The public can all still play a part in ensuring Remembrance Sunday is appropriately marked and the Royal British Legion are encouraging people to participate in their own personal moment of remembrance – whether that be watching the national Service of Remembrance on television or pausing for the two minute silence at home or on their doorsteps." People across the UK will be privately paying their respects as they mark Remembrance Sunday at home this year.
He said: "We come together every November to commemorate the servicemen and women from Britain and the Commonwealth who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. In a video message ahead of his attendance at the Remembrance Sunday service, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said: "2020 has been a year of struggle and sacrifice, and we know many challenges lie ahead. "So on this special Remembrance Sunday where we mark 80 years since the Battle of Britain and 75 years since the end of the Second World War, let us say thanks to all those who have served and all those who continue to serve this great country." The Queen and members of the royal family are expected to join the country in commemorating the nation's war dead at the Cenotaph. But in a podcast to mark Remembrance Sunday the former Army officer said: "Being able to wear my uniform, being able to stand up in service of one's country, these are amongst the greatest honours there are in life. The 94-year-old monarch had requested the service – her first public engagement in London since March – after she was advised not to attend an abbey service marking the warrior's centenary next week, which the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are expected to join on November 11, Armistice Day. People are being encouraged to join commemorations on Sunday by sharing family histories, personal stories and messages of remembrance using the hashtag #WeWillRememberThem online.
"Even if it was true, William at 15 had barely any more experience of life than Harry did, despite spending years trying to be a parent to their mother. "It was a grown-up's job and someone should have picked up that he needed professional help." Harry was just 12 when his mother Princess Diana died, and William was 15, meaning they were both incredibly vulnerable during their teen years. It must have been difficult for him to know whom to turn to for emotional and psychological support." In another biography published after Harry and Meghan left royal life behind, 'Battle of Brothers', royal commentator Robert Lacey suggests it was William who set his brother onto the path of being the royal rebel. Royal news: Biographers now believe there was some underlying tension in the brothers' relationship Mr Lacey writes: "By their teens, Harry is coming to resent this typecasting. "The fact that Prince William is the king of the castle while Harry is seen as the dirty rascal, that he gets the blame for everything." However, insiders close to the Duke of Cambridge have disputed this idea that he was not supportive of his younger brother.