Queen Elizabeth II Tearful During Emotional Remembrance Day Ceremony

Clay Curtis
November 10, 2019

Just like past year, it was a royal full house at this important event, with Queen Elizabeth II joined by all four of her children and various members of their families, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Leaders from the main political parties took a break from the United Kingdom general election campaign to join members of the royal family in honouring the country's war dead.

Elsewhere, silences were observed across the nation to mark Remembrance Sunday as towns and cities carried out their own commemoration.

Senior members of the royal family were present alongside military leaders, faith community leaders and representatives from Commonwealth nations.

The start and end of the short period of reflection for those killed in conflicts past and present was marked by the firing of a gun by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery, positioned on Horse Guards Parade.

The Duke of Cambridge, Duke of Sussex, Duke of York, the Earl of Wessex, the Princess Royal and the Duke of Kent all laid wreaths at the base of the memorial.

Buglers of the Royal Marines sounded the Last Post before wreaths were laid at the Cenotaph by dignitaries.

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After wreaths are laid, the Bishop of London, Dame Sarah Mullally, will lead a service of remembrance which will end with trumpeters of the Royal Air Force sounding Rouse (Reveille).

Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales lays a wreath at the Cenotaph during the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph on Whitehall in central London, on November 10, 2019.

Five former prime ministers - Sir John Major, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Theresa Maym - were among those paying tribute.

This was the 100th ceremony at the Cenotaph, following a tradition first begun after the first world war when thousands flooded into London and the memorial became a focal point for the bereaved.

In a video released on his Twitter account before the ceremony, Mr Corbyn paid tribute to the work of the Armed Forces both current and throughout history.

'And we stand together to say: Never again'.

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