At scaled-back service, Queen Elizabeth leads Remembrance Sunday

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II stands on the balcony of the Foreign Office, during the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph, in Whitehall, London, Sunday Nov. 8, 2020. (AP)
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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II touches a bouquet of flowers to be laid at the grave of the Unknown Warrior to mark the centenary of the burial of the Unknown Warrior ahead of Remembrance Sunday at Westminster Abbey in London on November 4, 2020. (AFP)
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II looks at the grave of the Unknown Warrior during a service to mark the centenary of the burial of the Unknown Warrior ahead of Remembrance Sunday at Westminster Abbey in London on November 4, 2020. (AFP)
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Britain's Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, left and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge watch, from the balcony of the Foreign Office, at the start of the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph, in Whitehall, London, Sunday Nov. 8, 2020. (AP)
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The Queen's Equerry, Lieutenant Colonel Nana Kofi Twumasi-Ankrah places a bouquet of flowers at the grave of the Unknown Warrior to mark the centenary of the burial of the Unknown Warrior ahead of Remembrance Sunday at Westminster Abbey in London on November 4, 2020. (AFP)
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Updated 08 November 2020

At scaled-back service, Queen Elizabeth leads Remembrance Sunday

  • With the service closed to the public, members of the royal family, politicians and veterans marked the annual Remembrance Sunday
  • Usually thousands of people travel from across the country to watch the ceremony but the growing spread of the coronavirus put paid to that

LONDON: Queen Elizabeth led a ceremony on Sunday to remember those killed and wounded in conflict, with many in Britain marking it at home after the service was scaled back to comply with coronavirus restrictions.
With the service closed to the public, members of the royal family, politicians and veterans marked the annual Remembrance Sunday standing far apart as they observed a two-minute silence.
Prince Charles, Prince William, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and others laid wreaths at the Cenotaph in London's Whitehall as the Queen watched from a balcony at the nearby Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office building.
Usually thousands of people travel from across the country to watch the ceremony but the growing spread of the coronavirus put paid to that.
Also missing was Prince Harry, who stepped down as a working member of the royal family and now lives in the United States, but he used a podcast to mark the day.
"Remembrance day for me is a moment for respect and for hope. Respect for those who came before us and hope for a safer world," he said. "The act of remembrance is a profound act of honour."


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