Queen Elizabeth Joined By Family At The Festival of Remembrance

  November 7, 2015 at 9:09 pm by

Members of the British Royal Family tonight attended the Festival of Remembrance hosted by the British Royal Legion at Royal Albert Hall, ahead of tomorrow’s Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph.

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh were joined by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke of York, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, Princess Alexandra of Kent, and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent for the annual event which pays tributes to war veterans and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Musical performances were given by Andrea Bocelli and Rod Stewart, accompanied by the military bands of the Royal Air Force, HM Royal Marines, the Queen’s Colour Squadron, and the Brigade of Gurkhas. Veterans read tributes to their fallen comrades and spoke of their own personal war experiences.

The Last Post sounded towards the end of the festival, before prayers and the British national anthem were played.

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