British royals pay respects on Remembrance Sunday

British royals pay respects on Remembrance Sunday

Today, November 10, marks Remembrance Sunday in the UK, and the British Royal Family were out to commemorate the service men and women who were killed in all conflicts since the First World War.

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For the third year in a row, Prince Charles laid The Queen‘s wreath at the Cenotaph while HM watched from the balcony.

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Other royals who laid wreaths at the Cenotaph include Prince William, Prince Harry, and Prince Andrew.

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Nearly 900 personnel from the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force were in attendance, and over 8,000 veterans and charity workers took part in the traditional March Past the Cenotaph. The wreath laying and March Past took place after a two minute silence at 11am.

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Remembrance Sunday in the UK, Veterans Day in the US, and other remembrance days around the world are commemorated on November 11, or close to it, to mark the end of World War I on November 11, 1918, when the Armistice was signed at 5:45am. The Armistice didn’t go into effect until 11:00am that day. Since then, Remembrance Sunday has expanded to commemorate all soldiers who died in conflict.

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HM was joined on the balcony by the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge.

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HM wore her Dorset Bow Brooch, while Camilla wore a 9/12th Lancers badge (which previously belonged to the Queen Mother). Kate wore the Codebreakers Brooch from the Poppy Legion, and the Bahrain Pearl Drop Earrings on loan from the Queen – with an Catherine Walker coat and Philip Treacy hat.

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The Countess of Wessex wore her Rifles Badge along with her poppy. She was positioned on a balcony with the Duchess of Sussex and Princess Anne’s husband, Sir Tim Lawrence. Read more about Meghan on MMR.

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