Tuesday, 12 November, 2019

Queen attends Remembrance day service in London

UK to mark Remembrance Day Queen, politicians attend service as UK remem...
Adrian Cunningham | 10 November, 2019, 22:12

"The Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies have previously been represented by the wreaths laid by Her Majesty The Queen and the Foreign Secretary".

From the Royal Albert Hall to Whitehall, the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex both spent much of the weekend wearing black for a series of Remembrance Sunday events. - Remembrance Sunday is an annual commemoration held on the closest Sunday to Armistice Day, November 11, the anniversary of the end of the First World War and services across Commonwealth countries remember servicemen and women who have fallen in the line of duty since WWI.

Mr Johnson and Labour's Jeremy Corbyn will take a break from election campaigning to also attend the Remembrance Sunday event.

The Prince of Wales laid two wreaths, one on behalf of the Queen and his own wreath.

The nation has paid its respects to those killed in conflict as Britain marked Remembrance Sunday.

Carrie Symonds (left), the partner of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and Catherine Swindley, the wife of Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle, during the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall, central London.

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All three services played traditional music for the service, including the Last Post, played by Buglers of the Royal Marines.

Leaders from the main political parties took a break from the United Kingdom general election campaign to join members of the royal family in honouring the country's war dead.

Five former prime ministers - Sir John Major, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Theresa Maym - were among those paying tribute.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the Battle of Kohima in India, the Battle of Arnhem in the Netherlands and the Battle of Monte Cassino in Italy.

Remembrance Sunday is an annual ceremony commemorating the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts.

After the formal wreath-laying, thousands of veterans, war widows and their families marched past the monument to the sound of a military band, applauded by well-wishers lining the sidewalks.