People across the UK stopped to pay tribute to the veterans of armed conflict on Remembrance Sunday; in London, the Royal Family and members of the government past and present attended a service of commemoration at the cenotaph.
People laid wreaths at memorials across the country and held a two-minute silence to remember the UK’s veterans of armed conflict.
British armed forces personnel and politicians gathered for an annual service at the Cenotaph memorial at Whitehall, central London, with crowds of ordinary people wearing poppies also in attendance.
Prince Charles laid a wreath at the cenotaph on behalf of his mother, the Queen. The head of state and other members of the Royal Family looked on from the balcony of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office building.
The service began when Big Ben chimed at 11am. Gun salutes from First-World War-era artillery marked the beginning and end of a two minutes’ silence. Buglers of the Royal Marines played the Last Post, a traditional call of the British Armed Forces which is played during memorial services.
Memorial services also took place in towns across the UK. A memorial event took place at Cardiff’s Welsh National War Memorial, and wreaths were laid at the Stone of Remembrance at Edinburgh City Chambers.
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In Northern Ireland, a service in Enniskillen was attended by Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar. Varadkar laid a laurel wreath at the memorial, 30 years after the IRA carried out the Remembrance day bombing that killed 11 people and injured over 70.