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Countess of Wessex moved to tears at Festival of Remembrance

The Countess of Wessex was seen to be moved to tears on Saturday evening when she joined The Queen and members of the Royal Family at the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall.

The 51-year-old was very emotional as families of deceased soldiers made their way onto the stage of the Royal Albert Hall.

Other members of the Royal Family were also seen to be sombre in commemoration of those who have lost their lives in conflict of past and present.

The Festival of Remembrance, which included performances by Michael Ball, Alfie Bow and Alexander Armstrong, is held every year to honour those who have died fighting for this country.

This is not the first time Sophie has been moved to tears at the Festival of Remembrance. In 2013 the Countess was seen to be shedding a tear during the emotive one and a half hour festival.

Saturday evening’s show at the Royal Albert Hall is just one of the events the Royal Family are attending to mark this year’s Remembrance Sunday.

On 10 November, The Duke of Edinburgh was joined by his grandson, Prince Harry at the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey. Whilst there, Their Royal Highnesses visited the plots of poppies and met with veterans of all ages, who they spoke with for over an hour.


Tomorrow, The Queen will lead the Royal Family and the nation at the Cenotaph for the Remembrance Sunday service.

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.

The Royal Family will join Her Majesty and members who have served in the Armed Forces will lay a wreath at the Cenotaph.

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  • Mr. Christian

    As Britain holds Remembrance Day, the United States holds Veterans Day. I recall vividly the Archbishop of Canterbury holding a recent ceremony to honor the “victims” of our wars between one another. I shall play Verdi’s Requiem, that I once heard on BBC for the dead shall arise on that day of glory and judgement.

  • Mr. Christian

    The beauty of Verdi’s Requiem, startling as in three parts, is that those who believe in the Lord and follow his teaching on earth can then accept their reward to dwell in the House of the Lord. But, there shall be great gnashing of teeth by those hypocrites who claim to believe but do not obey. Now even the Apostles upon occasion failed to heed them and sinned only for the son of God to chastise them for their sin, as almost all people occasionally do. He did die on the Cross for mankind’s sin; but, hypocrites who claim to believe and persistently violate his teaching by such as the Seven Deadly Sins, whether they appear publicly to believe will find themselves doomed. God is merciful and out of love gave freewill to choose to mankind. Even for the non-believer in the Christian Faith, who tries to choose to do good will have intercession of God and the good people to “be saved.” However, charity without compassion or love (Agape or Caritas) is as naught before God. Saint Paul said that love abedth and endures all obstacles. If you have all knowledge, and all prophecies and can move mountains but have not love with it then it shall be as naught. For, the perfect shall come; and, the less perfect creation shall fade away only love endures for the Christian God is love.

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