Remembrance Sunday Marked in Britain with Dutch Attendance

  November 8, 2015 at 3:15 pm by

Britain has honoured it’s war dead during a service at the Cenotaph in London, with Queen Elizabeth II leading the tributes. This year’s service was also attended by King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands.

Two-minutes silence was heard across the country at 11am, before the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Dutch King, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the Duke of York, the Princess Royal, the Earl of Wessex, the Duke of Kent and Britain’s politicians and heads of military branches laid wreaths at the base of the Cenotaph.

King Willem-Alexander was invited to attend this year’s ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the British liberation of the Netherlands at the end of World War Two, his wreath bearing a card reading “In remembrance of the British men and women who gave their lives for our future.”

His wife, Queen Máxima, watched the ceremony from the balcony of the Foreign Office, where she was joined by the Duchess of Cambridge, the Countess of Wessex and Vice-Admiral Timothy Laurence.

Vice-Admiral Timothy Laurence, the Duchess of Cambridge, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands and the Countess of Wessex watch the Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph

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