Remembrance Day at the Cenotaph 2019

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Pictured is HRH The Prince of Wales saluting after laying a wreath at the Cenotaph today, Remembrance Sunday 10th November 2019.

His Royal Highness Prince Charles led the observation of the National Act of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in Whitehall.

He laid the first wreath of red poppies at the foot of the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall on behalf of The Queen. Over 8,000 veterans and charity workers took part in the traditional March Past.

Nearly 900 personnel from the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force were present at the Cenotaph on Whitehall, London, as members of the Royal Family and senior politicians laid wreaths after the two minutes’ silence at 11am in commemorating the servicemen and women killed in all conflicts since the First World War.

This year also marks the 75th anniversaries of numerous battles such as D-Day, Kohima, Arnhem and Monte Cassino.

Chief of the Defence Staff General Sir Nick Carter was in attendance at the Cenotaph and laid a wreath alongside the Chiefs of the Royal Navy, Army and RAF.

The nation will today pay its respects to the sacrifices of the armed forces community, as part of the annual weekend of Remembrance. There will be commemorations across the UK, including the centrepiece event at the Cenotaph, following the Royal British Legion’s Festival of Remembrance last night.