Canadians mark Remembrance Day, 100 years since end of First World War

Queen Elizabeth Launches British Commemorations 100 Years After WW1

Queen Elizabeth Launches British Commemorations 100 Years After WW1

She observed the service from a nearby balcony alongside the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cornwall.

Leading politicians have paid their respects, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn wrote on Twitter: "On Remembrance Sunday, we commemorate all those killed in war as we strive for a world of peace".

The Queen, 92, asked Prince Charles to once again take on her duties by laying a wreath at the Cenotaph. They were joined by a pregnant Duchess of Sussex who watched the National Remembrance Service from a balcony.

Trudeau is spending Remembrance Day weekend in France where he attended Armistice Day ceremonies in Paris today, marking the end of the "war to end all wars".

The government said Steinmeier would become the first German leader to lay a wreath at the Cenotaph ceremony before attending a service at Westminster Abbey, in what it said marked a historic act of reconciliation.

Yesterday marked 100 years since the Armistice treaty was signed, ending the battle on the Western front.

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Chelsea Pensioners were among the veterans who marched after the Remembrance Day service in London. Dressed in a coat and matching hat, the Queen shook hands with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, before placing fresh flowers on the grave.

Royals including the dukes of Cambridge, Sussex and York, the Earl of Wessex, the Princess Royal, the Duke of Kent and Prince Michael of Kent all took their turn to leave poppy tributes.

The black-clad queen watched from a balcony in central London on Sunday as her son Prince Charles laid a wreath on her behalf at the foot of the Cenotaph, a memorial honouring fallen servicemen and women.

At the half-hour ceremony organised by the British High Commission and the Singapore Armed Forces Veterans' League, wreaths were laid and prayers of various faiths offered in remembrance of the war dead.

Renovation work on Big Ben was halted temporarily so that the 13-ton bell could ring out to mark the start of two minutes of silence at 11am - the first time it had been heard since New Year's Day.

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