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The Queen and members of The Royal Family attend the Festival of Remembrance


The Queen was joined by members of their family at the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance on Saturday evening at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Alongside Her Majesty was the Prince of Wales & Duchess of Cornwall, the Princess Royal & Sir Tim Laurence, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and the Duke of York.

They were joined by the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke & Duchess of Sussex, the Duke & Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent, and Princess Alexandra.

Other senior figures to join in the remembrance celebrations included Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his partner, Carrie Symonds.

Those present enjoyed performances by artists including James Blunt, Leona Lewis and Jeff Goldblum.

The Festival of Remembrance began in 1927 and was originally intended to honour those who died in World War One. It has since grown and now remembers all those who died in war in battles of the past and wars that are still ongoing.

Tomorrow, the nation will pay their respects to the country’s war dead on in the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph, led by the Prince of Wales.

For the past few years The Queen has not laid a wreath at this Cenotaph, instead watching on from the balcony of the Foreign Office.

A two-minute silence will take place at 11am where wreaths will be laid, followed by a veterans’ march.

Royal Central will bring you coverage throughout the day.