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The Queen leads Remembrance Sunday tributes

Yesterday, Remembrance Sunday services across the country paid tribute to those who have suffered or died as the result of war.

Thousands of people gathered in front of the Cenotaph in London to participate in a two-minute silence. The Queen was joined by politicians, representatives of the armed services and faith communities and high commissioners of Commonwealth countries.

The monarch laid the first wreath at the Cenotaph, as she has done every year since 1945, followed by the prime minister and the leaders of all main political parties. This year, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands participated to mark the 70th anniversary of his country’s liberation following World War Two.

This year’s service was shorter than usual, to reduce the amount of time older war veterans had to stand. It was followed by music from military bands and a procession, which included nine thousand veterans, from Horse Guard’s Parade.

 

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