Royal family lead Remembrance Sunday tributes at Cenotaph

UK to mark Remembrance Day

UK to mark Remembrance Day

Unsurprisingly, all eyes were on Prince William and Prince Harry, as this was their first royal engagement together since Harry's comments in a recent documentary confirmed they are "on different paths at the moment".

The Prince of Wales laid the first wreath on behalf of the Queen, who watched the service from a nearby balcony, followed by the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex whose wives also watched the ceremony from balconies.

A two-minute silence was held as part of the Remembrance Sunday commemorations.

The royals gathered at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, central London.

An equerry laid a wreath for the Duke of Edinburgh, who was not present after retiring from royal duties two years ago.

Other Remembrance Sunday ceremonies are taking place across the country and around the world, including in countries where the armed forces are now deployed, such Afghanistan, Estonia and South Sudan.

A host of military and foreign representatives also laid wreaths by the Cenotaph, while other Cabinet ministers and religious leaders were in attendance.

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Queen Elizabeth II and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the annual Remembrance Sunday memorial at The Cenotaph on November 10, 2019 in London, England.

The start and end of the short period of reflection for those killed in conflicts past and present was marked by the firing of a gun by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery, positioned on Horse Guards Parade.

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

Former prime ministers were also there.

After wreaths are laid, the Bishop of London, Dame Sarah Mullally, will lead a service of remembrance which will end with trumpeters of the Royal Air Force sounding Rouse (Reveille).

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.

David Burt, the Premier, said: “The recognition of the courageous service of Bermudian men and women in the World Wars is a much welcomed addition to the London Service of Remembrance.”.

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