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British and Dutch royals lay wreaths at Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima joined Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the British Royal Family for the National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in Whitehall on Remembrance Sunday, November 8th. While the United States observes Veterans Day on November 11th each year, in the United Kingdom Remembrance Sunday is observed on the second Sunday in November.

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Royals at Remembrance Sunday

The second Sunday in November is Remembrance Sunday in the UK and commemorates the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and servicewomen in the two World Wars and later conflicts. The Queen led the National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in Whitehall remembering those who died during conflicts. A two-minute silence was observed at 11 AM before the Queen, other royals, and politicians laid wreaths at the Cenotaph. There was a parade of service personnel and military bands, and a 10,000 strong march of servicepeople and civilians. A member of the choir fainted during the ceremony. The choir boy was attended to by first aides and was okay.

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