Sunday, 13 November 2016

Remembrance Sunday, The Cenotaph

The Queen leads the nation on Remembrance Sunday
(photo BBC still)

The Queen has led the nation in honouring those who gave their lives for their country in the Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph. The ceremony was attended by a large gathering of senior royals, joining together to pay tribute to those killed in war as the country came together on Remembrance Sunday.

The Queen led the royal party on to Whitehall just before 11am when Big Ben chimed the hour and the country fell silent in memory of those who died fighting for their country.

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The Queen laid her wreath on behalf of the nation, placing the poppies beneath the Cenotaph which bears the legend, 'The Glorious Dead'.  The Queen walked backwards from the monument and bowed her head in remembrance.

The Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales then walked forward individually to lay their wreaths and salute.

The Duke of Cambridge, Prince Harry and the Duke of York then made their tributes at the Cenotaph together with the Earl of Wessex, the Princess Royal and the Duke of Kent also laying their wreaths in a group.

The Duchess of Cornwall, the Duchess of Cambridge and the Countess of Wessex watched the service from a balcony overlooking the Cenotaph.

The Queen and her family watched as politicians placed their own wreaths and then all joined in the religious service which follows. 

The Queen led the royal party from Whitehall just before 11.30am having paid their solemn tributes on Remembrance Sunday.

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