Leading the Nation in remembrance today was the Royal Family, as they gathered at the Cenotaph in central London to mark Remembrance Sunday, and honour the fallen men and women of all conflicts since WWI. The Queen was joined in laying wreaths by senior members of her family, as well as politicians.
Shortly before 11am, Her Majesty walked out onto the Cenotaph. She laid her wreath first as commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces; we think this year, her wreath has been made lighter to account for her age.
The Duke of Edinburgh followed, as a former member of the Navy, then Prince Charles who has just returned from a tour in the Middle East. His wreath has the Prince of Wales’ feathers on it.
Next came The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry’s wreaths, lain at the same time. The brothers served in the RAF and Army respectively, with Harry seeing active duty in Afghanistan. You’ll notice his poppy is not on his chest, but on his cap.
Other members of the Royal Family followed, including Prince Andrew and The Duke of Kent.
Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, all observed the proceedings from the balcony of the Foreign Office dressed in black.
Prime Minister Theresa May laid her first wreath of poppies, and other politicians and senior figures in the Armed Forces did too.
Yesterday evening, many Royals also attended the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall.
After the ceremony, there was a march past the Cenotaph of veterans and members of civilian associations. This year, The Prince of Wales took the Salute at Horse Guards Parade.