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The Prince of Wales leads the nation in remembrance at the Cenotaph

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.

Prince Charles laid a wreath on behalf of his mother, The Queen, who this year watched the ceremony from the balcony of the Foreign Office alongside the Duchess of Cornwall and Duchess of Cambridge.

After the heir-to-the-throne laid a wreath on behalf of Her Majesty, an enquiry placed a wreath at the Cenotaph on behalf of 97-year-old Prince Philip.

Also laying wreaths in Whitehall was the Duke of Cambridge, Duke of Sussex the Duke of York, the Princess Royal, the Earl of Wessex, Duke of Kent and Prince Michael of Kent.

Watching from other balconies in the Foreign Office were the Duchess of Sussex, the Countess of Wessex and other royals who did not lay wreaths.

Leading the politicians in tribute was Prime Minister Theresa May and Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn.

Other party leaders also laid wreaths, as well as the Speakers of the House of Commons and House of Lords and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

This was the Queen’s 73rd Remembrance Sunday service – her second time watching from the balcony.

The first Remembrance Sunday she attended was after the end of World War II in 1945 when she was just aged 19 years old.

At 92-years-old, she and her family always mark the occasion year after year ensuring those lost and injured in war are never forgotten.

Following the end of the service at the Cenotaph, a procession more than 10,000 began marching up from Horse Guard’s Parade to the sounds of the Massed Bands.

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