Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall join Home Secretary Priti Patel – wearing Royal Air Force blue – at Westminster Abbey for the 81st Battle of Britain Anniversary Service

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  • The Prince wore full military attire to attend the Westminster Abbey service to commemorate the losers in the Battle of Britain
  • A smiling Duchess of Cornwall, 74, looked chic in a striped blue dress-jacket and wide-brimmed hat
  • Prominent figures in the government including Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Priti Patel joined the royal family, donning a medium-length navy dress jacket and a charcoal pillbox hat.
  • A military fly-past in the afternoon saw a Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire leave RAF Koningsby this morning, cruise over the capital – the royals watching from a balcony at Church House

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The heir to the throne and the Duchess of Cornwall attended a service to mark the 81st Battle of Britain anniversary service at Westminster Abbey on Sunday morning.

After a poor service due to the pandemic in 2020, social distancing measures remain in place at this year’s annual commemoration, but many more well-wishers gathered outside a historic London building to watch the royals and members of the British government.

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The service marks the victory and loss of life by the Royal Air Force during the Battle of Britain in 1940.

A military fly-past from Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfires, which took off from RAF Coningsby this morning, flew over the capital in the afternoon, with the Royals watching from the historic Grade-II listed Church House in central London.

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The royal couple arrived at Westminster Abbey service on Sunday to remember those who lost the Battle of Britain. Prince Charles, 72, wore a full military uniform, while the Duchess of Cornwall looked chic in a striped blue dress-jacket and wide-brimmed hat, paired with three-tiered pearls and a cream leather clutch bag, to complete the look. was doing.

Caution: The royal family opted not to go out into the fresh air when the clergy wore face masks as they escorted Charles and Camilla through the abbey's entrance.

Caution: The royal family opted not to go out into the fresh air when the clergy wore face masks as they escorted Charles and Camilla through the abbey’s entrance.

The 11am service recalls that 1,497 pilots and aircrew killed or mortally wounded in battle were carried through the church - with a military fly-past jetting over the capital in the afternoon

The 11am service recalls that 1,497 pilots and aircrew killed or mortally wounded in battle were carried through the church – with a military fly-past jetting over the capital in the afternoon

The Duchess of Cornwall offers a smile to well-wishers as she arrives at Westminster Abbey this morning.  The royals posted about their appearance on social media earlier in the day

The Duchess of Cornwall offers a smile to well-wishers as she arrives at Westminster Abbey this morning. The royals posted about their appearance on social media earlier in the day

Home Secretary Priti Patel, who wore a mid-length navy dress jacket and charcoal pillbox hat in Royal Air Force blue

Home Secretary Priti Patel, who wore a mid-length navy dress jacket and charcoal pillbox hat in Royal Air Force blue

Ms Patel, 49, wore a three-tiered pearl necklace and matching pearl drop earrings, her hair neatly pinned under a military-style cap.

Ms Patel, 49, wore a three-tiered pearl necklace and matching pearl drop earrings, her hair neatly pinned under a military-style cap.

Home Secretary smiles for photographers as she arrives alone at the annual service to remember those who lost the Battle of Britain in 1940

Home Secretary smiles for photographers as she arrives alone at the annual service to remember those who lost the Battle of Britain in 1940

Later, Ms Patel walked out of Westminster Abbey from service wearing a black face covering and headed to Church House for a military fly-past.

Later, Ms Patel walked out of Westminster Abbey from service wearing a black face covering and headed to Church House for a military fly-past.

The royals were joined by key figures in the government, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who wore a cool gray suit and a black mask.

The royals were joined by key figures in the government, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who wore a cool gray suit and a black mask.

The patriotism of the event was indicated by Mr Johnson's face covering, on which the Union Jack was sewn.

The patriotism of the event was indicated by Mr Johnson’s face covering, on which the Union Jack was sewn.

Prince Charles, 72, donned a full military dress to attend the service, arrived with Camilla just before 11 a.m. in an official car. The royals posted about their appearance on social media earlier in the day, sharing on their Instagram stories that they were heading to Westminster Abbey.

The heir to the throne was appointed in 2012 to the rank of Marshal of the RAF, the highest rank in the British Royal Air Force.

Camilla, 74, looked chic in a striped dress with multiple shades of blue and a light blue wide-brimmed hat. The Duchess of Cornwall accessorised her look with cream heels with a navy blue toe and central diamond brooch and sapphire blue cross bracelet with three-tiered strings. No royal family came with a face covering outside the ceremonial service.

The couple was also joined by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Priti Patel. Mr Johnson opted to wear a black face mask, and the covering pointed to the patriotism of the event, which the Union Jack stitched on.

The Dean of Westminster Abbey, David Hoyle, leads the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall behind the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

The Dean of Westminster Abbey, David Hoyle, leads the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall behind the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Once inside the abbey, the Duchess wore a face covering that matched her outfit as the couple took their seats for the service.

Once inside the abbey, the Duchess wore a face covering that matched her outfit as the couple took their seats for the service.

PM participated alone in social distancing service;  Image: Boris Johnson walks past the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

PM participated alone in social distancing service; Image: Boris Johnson walks past the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

The Home Secretary photographed while in service;  Guests were seated in a socially distant bubble to ensure the ceremony could proceed safely

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