British Royals Remember the Fallen

  November 14, 2010 at 2:32 pm by

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The British Royal family, led by Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, remembered Britain’s war dead during the annual Remembrance Day ceremony at the Cenotaph in Whitehall.

At 11pm, the United Kingdom fell silent for two minutes. The silence represents the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, when the guns of Europe fell silent. This silence is marked by the firing of a field gun on Horse Guards Parade to begin and end the silence, followed by Royal Marines buglers sounding Last Post.

Wreaths were then laid by The Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and The Duke of Kent. Watching were Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, Sophie, The Countess of Wessex and The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. Political leaders, religious leaders and High Commissionars of the Commonwealth nations then laid wreaths at the Cenotaph. After the national anthem, the royal family leave Whitehall and the march past begins. Leading the march this year is The British Korean Veterans Association. This was to mark the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War. After the service, Princess Anne took the salute at horseguards of the veterans.

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