Queen Sheds a Tear as Britain Honours War Dead, Veterans — Remembrance Sunday

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II Kate Duchess of Cambridge right and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall attend the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenot

A uniformed Prince of Wales was the first to place a wreath of poppies at the foot of the memorial on behalf of the Queen who watched the ceremony from a nearby balcony.

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.

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

The monarch wearing sombre clothes adorned with a red poppy on her lapel was watching the solemn procession from a balcony accompanied by Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

Boris Johnson said he will be "proud" to lay his first wreath at the Cenotaph as PM, and vowed to continue to "champion those who serve today with such bravery in our military".

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

More than 800 armed forces personnel congregated on Whitehall to form a hollow square around the Cenotaph.

The service was marked by a minute of silence at 11 am local time. The silence was broken by a single artillery blast and Royal Marines buglers sounding "The Last Post".

Leo Varadkar laid a wreath at the war memorial in the town.

Senior members of the royal family were present alongside military leaders, faith community leaders and representatives from Commonwealth nations.

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.

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.”.

It is traditionally held on Sunday nearest to the Armistice Day marking the end of the First World War.



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