Published: Sun, November 10, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Channel Islands mark Remembrance Sunday with two minutes silence

Channel Islands mark Remembrance Sunday with two minutes silence

The Queen looked on from the first balcony, flanked by Camila, Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge.

The British royal family continued to pay their respects to servicemen and women on Saturday when they attended the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Prince Charles performed the traditional wreath-laying ceremony at the Cenotaph war memorial on behalf of his royal mother, followed by the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex.

Harry admitted he and his brother were on "different paths" in an emotional TV interview with Tom Bradby in October.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn stood side by side during the commemorative proceedings on Sunday.

Boris Johnson said he will be "proud" to lay his first wreath at the Cenotaph as PM, and vowed to continue to "champion those who serve today with such bravery in our military".

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The start and end of the short period of reflection for those killed in conflicts past and present was marked by the firing of a gun by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery, positioned on Horse Guards Parade. The armistice ending the First World War between the Allies and Germany was signed at Compiègne, France on eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month - 11am on the 11th November 1918.

Other new wreaths were also included in the ceremony, including one from Nepal to honour the Gurkhas and by the foreign and home secretaries on behalf of the intelligence agencies.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II had an emotional moment as she was seen wiping a tear from her face during the annual Cenotaph Remembrance Sunday ceremony earlier this morning.

In a decade-long tradition, London black cabs were on hand to provide free transport to participating veterans from the capital's main train stations to Whitehall as a mark of thanks for their service.

A military band played as royals, politicians, leaders from many religious faiths and diplomats from the Commonwealth of former British colonies laid wreaths on the Portland stone monument, erected after World War I and inscribed with the words "the glorious dead".

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