Prince Edward represents the royal family at the 2024 ANZAC Day memorials

It marked the first time the youngest of the late Queen’s children has ever done so.

Prince Edward has attended an ANZAC Day Dawn Service at the New Zealand Memorial in London.

The Duke of Edinburgh also attended the Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey and the Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Cenotaph.

While there, he laid a wreath on behalf of his eldest brother, King Charles III.

This year marked the first time Prince Edward has ever attended any of the memorials that honour ANZAC Day.

Previously, other senior royals – like the late Queen Elizabeth II, King Charles and Prince William – have carried out this duty.

But considering that both Charles and William’s wife, Princess Catherine, are currently undergoing treatment for cancer, it makes sense why the youngest of the late Queen’s children has stepped up this year.

Read on to see which royals have attended an ANZAC Day memorial…


As aforementioned, in 2024, Prince Edward attended various ANZAC Day memorials on behalf of the royal family.

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In 2023, Prince William attended a Dawn Service at Hyde Park.

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Both Prince William and Princess Catherine attended a service of commemoration and thanksgiving to mark ANZAC Day in 2022.

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In 2021, Princess Anne, along with her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, attended a Dawn Service at the New Zealand War Memorial.

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Before he stepped down from royal duties, Prince Harry accompanied his sister-in-law Princess Catherine to the 2019 ANZAC Day Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving, held at Westminster Abbey.


In 2018, Prince Harry and his then-fiancee (now wife) Meghan Markle represented the royals at an ANZAC Day memorial.


The late Queen laid a wreath during the 2015 ceremony held at the Cenotaph to commemorate ANZAC Day.

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