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Prince Charles and Camilla

Prince Charles leads the nation in remembrance at an eerily quiet Cenotaph

The Prince of Wales led the nation in remembrance on Sunday as the country remembers those who died in war and conflict.

Prince Charles placed a wreath at the base of the Cenotaph as his mother, The Queen, watched on from the balcony of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

Due to the ongoing public health emergency, commemorations have been heavily scaled back this year with just 26 veterans taking part in the march past.

This was the first time that the Remembrance Sunday service has been closed off to the public.

In usual times, tens of thousands of people attend the commemorations in Whitehall.

The Queen and Prince Charles were joined at the service by the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge, the Earl & Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal & Sir Tim Laurence, and the Duke of Kent.

Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince Edward, Princess Anne and the Duke of Kent all laid wreaths at the base of the Cenotaph.

Meanwhile, their spouses watched on from the balcony of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in a socially distanced fashion.

Due to strict government guidelines and the imposition of a new nation-wide lockdown, all participants remained apart throughout.