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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 her husband, The Duke of Edinburgh.

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 96-year-old Prince Philip.

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

The Duchess of Cambridge, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Countess of Wessex and Princess Alexandra joined Her Majesty and Prince Philip as they watched on from the Foreign Office balcony.

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 Boris Johnson.

This was the Queen’s 72nd Remembrance Sunday service, however, it was the first time in recent memory where she didn’t lay a wreath.

The Queen has only missed laying a wreath at the Cenotaph six times in her reign. On four of those occasions, she was on tour. The other two times she was pregnant.

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

At 91-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.

On Saturday, The Queen was joined by most of her family at the Royal Albert Hall for the Festival of Remembrance.

The Festival of Remembrance began in 1927 and was Originally intended to honour those who died in World War One, the Festival of Remembrance began in 1927, but it has since grown and now honours all those who have died in war, from battles that are decades gone and those that are ongoing.

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