Queen Elizabeth launches British commemorations 100 years after World War I

Angelo Anderson
November 13, 2018

Following a two minute silence at 11am, a wreath was laid on Her Majesty's behalf by Prince Charles at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, while an Equerry placed one on behalf of the Duke of Edinburgh. British Prime Minister Theresa May also attended, as did the German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

Prince William and Prince Harry joined their father by laying wreaths, as did Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and Princess Anne.

The Duchess of Cornwall watched the ceremony from the balcony of the Foreign and Commonwealth office alongside Her Majest Queen Elizabeth and Kate Middleton.

The Prince of Wales led the nation in remembrance at the Cenotaph on Sunday as thousands of people gathered at the memorial to honour those killed in wars and conflicts past and present. Duchess Meghan was on another balcony with Elke Budenbender, the German president's wife.

Germany's First Lady, Elke Büdenbender, and the Duchess of Sussex at Remembrance Day commemorations in London.

Karwai Tang via Getty Images Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

The Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex were among the royals, who paid their respects by placing a wreath at the Cenotaph.

If you're wondering why the Queen wears so many poppies, by the way, there are a few theories about that: some people say her five flowers represent five branches of the military: the army, the navy, the air force, the civil defence, and women's troops.

Victoria Jones / Reuters Queen Elizabeth at The Cenotaph on Sunday morning.

Trudeau is spending Remembrance Day weekend in France and his office says he will attend Armistice Day ceremonies in Paris today, marking the end of the "war to end all wars".

On Sunday evening, the Queen will be joined by senior members of the Royal Family for a special service at Westminster Abbey to mark the Centenary of the Armistice.

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