Brits Attend Cenotaph Remembrance Service

  November 9, 2014 at 10:05 pm by

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The Queen has today attended the annual Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph in London, accompanied by members of the Royal Family.

She laid a wreath of red poppies at the base of the Cenotaph, followed by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge, the Duke of York, the Earl of Wessex and the Duke of Kent, as well as Prime Minister David Cameron and the leaders of the opposition, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband.

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The service of remembrance was then led by the Bishop of London, Richard Chartres. As she left Whitehall, Queen Elizabeth was given a soft round of applause by the crowd, a gesture seen as appreciation following the foiling of a terrorist plot on British soil earlier in the week.

The Duchess of Cornwall, the Duchess of Cambridge and the Countess of Wessex watched the proceedings from the balcony of the Foreign Office, as did the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra of Kent.

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Prince Harry, meanwhile, was representing his grandmother at a service at the Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan. The Prince attended the service alongside British soldiers still stationed in the war zone. He laid a wreath bearing the quote, “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. They will never be forgotten,” from the Bible passage John 15:13, which Harry also read during the service.

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