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Princes Charles and Harry lead two minutes silence on Armistice Day

The Prince of Wales and Prince Harry have led tributes to the fallen soldiers at Remembrance Day events both in the UK and abroad.

Prince Harry led the tributes in the UK as millions of Britons observed two minutes of silence to commemorate those who have lost their lives in conflicts of past and present.

The fifth-in-line to the throne was in Staffordshire where he laid a wreath at the National Memorial Arboretum.

Meanwhile, his father, Prince Charles, led the international tributes in Bahrain where he also laid a wreath at a war memorial in Manama.

The Prince of Wales, who was wearing full military uniform, greeted UK veterans before the service began.

The Duchess of Cornwall was not present at the service as she was visiting a woman’s refuge to raise the issue of domestic violence.

The Remembrance events will continue into the weekend. On Saturday, the annual Royal Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall takes place. The Queen and other Members of the Royal Family (yet to be announced) will be joining.

The final day of the weekend, 13 November, Her Majesty and unannounced Members of the Royal Family will lay wreaths at The Cenotaph. The Prince of Wales will also take the Salute at the March Past of Veteran and Civilian Organisations on Horse Guards Parade.

After the Horse Guards Parade, Prince Charles, Colonel, Welsh Guards will join in a service at the Guards’ Chapel and take part in a wreath laying at the Guards’ Memorial for the Welsh Guards Regimental.

On Thursday, Prince Harry joined his grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh, to visit the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey.

After the sounding of the ‘Last Post’ by a Welsh Guards bandsman, the gathered crowd observed two minutes of silence. Following this symbolic sign of remembrance, Their Royal Highnesses visited the plots of poppies and met with veterans of all ages from the past and recent conflicts, who they spoke with for over an hour.

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