Meghan glows alongside other royals at Armistice Day commemorations

Lester Mason
November 12, 2018

The Monarch was flanked by the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge - while the Duchess of Sussex, the Countess of Wessex and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence stood on neighbouring balconies.

The performance was part of a series of events commemorating the lives of all those who have lost their lives in conflict, given extra poignancy this year since it marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One.

Prince Charles laid a wreath on her behalf - to honour those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Prince Charles laid the first wreath of red poppies, Britain's emblem of remembrance, at the Cenotaph on behalf of his mother Queen Elizabeth II, who watched from a nearby balcony.

Meanwhile, the Duchess of Sussex watched the poignant proceedings at the Cenotaph for the first time in an official capacity from a separate balcony.

Trudeau is spending Remembrance Day weekend in France where he attended Armistice Day ceremonies in Paris today, marking the end of the "war to end all wars".

After the memorial at Whitehall senior royals including the Queen, Harry and Meghan will attend a special service to mark the Centenary of the Armistice at Westminster Abbey.

Yesterday marked 100 years since the Armistice treaty was signed, ending the battle on the Western front.

Following the service, 10,000 war veterans marched on the streets, the same streets where Londoners would have celebrated the end of war a century ago.

President Steinmeier's presence was a symbol of the friendship that exists between the two countries today, a representative of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport said.

The ceremony will be followed by the annual Royal British Legion's Veterans Parade.

Prime Minister Theresa May was the first politician to lay a wreath at the Cenotaph along with leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn.

The solemn act marked by two minutes of silence was repeated in dozens of towns, cities and villages throughout Britain.

It ended with a two-minute silence and wreaths being laid in honour of Blackpool's war heroes.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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