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Here's why the royal family have changed their profile pictures on social media this week

Notice anything different this week?

By Jess Pullar
If you, like us, are an avid Royal Family watcher, then you, like us, will most likely have noticed a change in the way they're running their social media this week.
As the UK goes into a second lockdown, and the next few months remain somewhat of a question mark, it seems it's business as usual for the British royals, who have made a small tweak to their Instagram and Twitter accounts for a very special reason.
As Remembrance Day approaches and commemoration events are held, this time of year is usually rife with royal appearances as the family step out to pay their respect to fallen service men and women.
This year, things will be a little different - and while it's likely we won't be seeing any royals attend any big events, there are plenty of other little ways they'll be marking the occasion.
The royals are marking Remembrance Day a little differently this year. (Getty)
One of those is the simple act of changing their social media profile pictures.
Last night, fans noticed a subtle change in The Royal Family's three main Instagram and Twitter accounts - @RoyalFamily, @ClarenceHouse and @KensingtonRoyal.
The previous images had been replaced by several striking pictures of the royals from each house paying their respects on previous Remembrance Days.
This year, Duchess Camilla kicked off the commemorations by visiting the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey.
This marked the first time she had attended the event - last year, she was going to attend the same event with Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan, however she became ill and had to pull out.
Standing socially distanced from others and wearing a chic bottle-green coat, Camilla aptly added a face mask with a unique poppy print to her outfit.
Camilla stepped out at the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey on Wednesday. (Getty)
It's not yet certain how the other Remembrance Day events will be held this year as the second lockdown continues in the UK.
But that said, the royals always find a way to ensure they can still continue their work, the Zoom-call-clad first lockdown was case in point - watch this space.

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