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For the second year in a row, the Queen, 92, handed her duties over to her son and heir to the throne, the Prince of Wales.
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.
This is the first time Prince Philip has missed the Remembrance Sunday service, after retiring from public duties aged 96 last year.
The president of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, laid a wreath at the Cenotaph for the first time in an act of reconciliation.
His wife and First Lady Elke Büdenbender stood on the balcony next to the Duchess of Sussex. It marked Meghan’s first attendance at the Remembrance Sunday service.
The Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex were among the royals, who paid their respects by placing a wreath at the Cenotaph. Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn were also present.
The Queen, Camilla and Kate donned multiple poppies. The palace have never stated the reason behind it, but many think Her Majesty’s cluster of five signify each branch of the services – the Army, Navy, RAF, Civil Defence and women.
Others believe the poppies represent family members lost in the wars. The Duchess of Cambridge, who sported three, visited the Imperial War Museum last week to view moving letters relating to the three brothers of her great-grandmother, Olive, all of whom fought and died in the First World War.
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.
Last night, the Royal Family attended the annual Festival of Remembrance at London’s Albert Hall, where they watched performances from the likes of Sir Tom Jones and Harry and Meghan’s wedding choir Kingdom Choir, alongside the Central Band of the Royal Air Force and the Band of HM Royal Marines.