Queen Elizabeth takes part in Remembrance Sunday service with royal family

Queen Elizabeth takes part in Remembrance Sunday service with royal family

Queen Elizabeth takes part in Remembrance Sunday service with royal family

Kimberley Durrant, the director of the governments London office, took part in the National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in the United Kingdom capital.

The British royal family continued to pay their respects to servicemen and women on Saturday when they attended the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

The nation has paid its respects to those killed in conflict as Britain marked Remembrance Sunday.

Representatives of the Overseas Territories, including Bermuda, and the Crown Dependencies have laid wreaths for the first time at the National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph today in London.

The Royals will appear together again today for the service at the memorial on Whitehall in central London.

David Burt, the Premier, said: “The recognition of the fearless service of Bermudian men and women in the World Wars is a much welcomed addition to the London Service of Remembrance.”.

Hundreds of armed forces personnel were also present at the occasion, alongside Cabinet ministers, religious leaders and representatives of Commonwealth nations.

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The Queen watched from a nearby balcony overlooking the memorial, which had been unveiled by her grandfather, George V, when in 1919 he decreed the first two-minutes' silence to be observed at 11am to mark the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice.

Queen Elizabeth II and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the annual Remembrance Sunday memorial at The Cenotaph on November 10, 2019 in London, England. The silence was broken by a single artillery blast and Royal Marines buglers sounding "The Last Post".

William and Harry will follow their father in laying wreaths, while their wives will also watch the ceremony from balconies.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the Battle of Kohima in India, the Battle of Arnhem in the Netherlands, and the Bottle of Monte Cassino in Italy.

A parade will begin in Duke Street in Douglas from 9.15am ahead of a service led by the Island's Archdeacon at St Thomas's Church from 10am.

After the formal wreath-laying, thousands of veterans, war widows and their families marched past the monument to the sound of a military band, applauded by well-wishers lining the sidewalks.

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