Royal family lead Britain's Remembrance Sunday tributes at Cenotaph service

11 Novembre, 2019, 20:56 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Royal family lead Britain's Remembrance Sunday tributes at Cenotaph service

An equerry laid a wreath on behalf of the Duke of Edinburgh, 98, who was not present at the ceremony, having retired from royal duties in 2017.

Queen Elizabeth II joined Britons in remembering their war dead, as the country's political leaders paused campaigning for the December 12 election to choose aspect in a somber Remembrance Sunday services in London.

Also in attendance today are the Sussexes and Cambridges, as well as Prince Charles's wife Camilla, Princess Anne and her husband Sir Tim Laurence, Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, Prince Andrew, and the Queen's cousins, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and the Duke of Kent.

Her Majesty, dressed in black, looked on from a balcony of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, flanked by the Duchess of Cambridge and Duchess of Cornwall.

The prime minister, Boris Johnson, and the opposition leader, Jeremy Corbyn, joined other party leaders at the memorial to "The Glorious Dead" on Whitehall. This is the second time Meghan has attended the Remembrance Day service, as last year marked her first year as Harry's wife.

As Parliament's Big Ben bell sounded at 11 a.m., the group fell silent for a two-minute pause.

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A armed forces band performed as royals, politicians, leaders from quite a few spiritual faiths and diplomats from the Commonwealth of previous British colonies laid wreaths on the Portland stone monument, erected after Entire world War I and inscribed with the phrases "the wonderful useless".

For the first time, the ambassador of Nepal placed a wreath in honour of the contribution Gurkha regiments have made to Britain's military campaigns.

The Queen wiped away a tear at the Remembrance Sunday service.

This year's service marks 100 years since the first Remembrance Sunday service, which took place in 1919 on the anniversary of the end of hostilities in the First World War.

Prince Harry and Prince William participated in the Remembrance Sunday service with their father, Prince Charles.

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