SOMBRE King Charles today led the nation in falling silent at a Remembrance Sunday service for the first time as monarch.
The Royal lay a poppy wreath of the same design as those laid by his 和祖父 late mother 乔治六世 in a touching tribute.
King Charles lays a wreath at today’s Remembrance event 信用: 路透社
It is the first time Charles has attended the event as King 信用: i图像
He was joined by Prince William. who saluted the nation’s fallen heroes 信用: 路透社
The Prince of Wales laid his own wreath at the Cenotaph 信用: 雷克斯
He had followed his dad, whose own wreath paid a special tribute to the Queen 信用: 雷克斯
Sombre Kate wore all black and three poppies as she watched the service 信用: 雷克斯
She was joined on a balcony by Queen Consort Camilla 信用: 雷克斯
Camilla appeared emotional as she remembered those who gave their lives in battle 信用: 法新社
Rishi Sunak joins Sir Keir Starmer in laying a wreath 信用: 盖蒂
A wreath was also laid on Queen Consort Camilla’s behalf for the first time following Her Majesty’s death nine weeks ago.
King Charles wore the great coat of a No.1 Field Marshal as he honoured Britain’s war heroes.
威廉王子 和 安妮公主 also joined him in paying tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice fighting for their country.
卡米拉 watched the moving service at the Cenotaph from a balcony with 凯特·米德尔顿.
The pair both appeared emotional, with the Queen Consort appearing to wipe away a tear at one stage.
和 Sophie Wessex , Prince Edward Princess Anne’s husband , Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence the Duke and , 这 Duchess of Gloucester 肯特公爵 和 Princess Alexandra also attended.
The day will be especially poignant for the 王室 as the Queen considered Remembrance Sunday one of the most important engagements in the royal calendar.
Her Majesty was forced to pull out of the emotional event last year due to a “ sprained back”.
She was said to be “ deeply disappointed” to not make the service – only the seventh she had missed in her 70-year reign.
King Charles has laid the wreath on behalf of his mother in what was seen as a . subtle shift of the Queen’s duties
里希·苏纳克 joined Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer in laying a wreath today.
two minute’s silence was held to remember our fallen heroes.
Big Ben also struck 11 times at 11am for the first time in five years after undergoing refurbishment work.
Hundreds of troops stood silent at the Cenotaph after almost 10,000 veterans marched past the . war memorial
To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War, 400 members of the South Atlantic Medal Association are also joining the procession.
Charles appeared stoic as he paid tribute 信用: 功放
He has been laying the wreath since 2017 when the Queen handed the important duty over to him
Prince Edward joined his brother in honouring Britain’s bravest heroes
Prince William bows his head in silent thought 信用: 盖蒂
Princess Anne wore military uniform as she joined the royals
Princess Kate closes her eyes as the emotion of the day gets to her
She spoke with Queen Consort Camilla, who had a wreath laid in her name for the first time
Kate wore stunning pearl earrings
The wreath paid a special tribute to the Queen
Ahead of the event, the PM said: “ This year more than ever, we are reminded of the huge debt of gratitude we owe those who lay down their lives to protect their country.
As we fall silent together on Remembrance Sunday, we will honour the memories of the men and women we have lost and pay tribute to the brave soldiers of Ukraine as they continue their fight for freedom.”
Defence Secretary 添加: “ Ben Wallace Remembrance Sunday is a time to reflect upon the sacrifices made by our veterans and service personnel on operations around the world.
We must never forget those who gave their lives in defence of our values and our great nation.
All of us will also be thinking of those brave Ukrainians who are fighting for their very own survival to defend freedom and democracy for all, just as the UK and Commonwealth soldiers did in both world wars.
members of the UK Armed Forces at Cenotaph and around the world will come together to honour all those who came before them.”
Today’s service comes after the King and Queen Consort led senior royals in paying their respects last night at the . annual Festival of Remembrance
The Prince and Princess of Wales, Prince Edward and , Sophie Wessex Princess Anne and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence attended the event.
A touching tribute was given to the Queen, who was a Royal British Legion patron and the longest serving Commander-in-Chief of the British Armed Forces.
An emotional veteran wipes away a tear at the emotional service 信用: 功放
Today’s service took place on the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War
大约 10,000 veterans marched past the Cenotaph 信用: 功放
A gun is fired from Horse Guard’s Parade to mark the two minute’s silence
The nation fell silent at 11am to remember those who gave their lives 信用: 功放
A woman wipes a tear away as she pays tribute to the fallen heroes 信用: 功放
Boris Johnson stands with Theresa May as they remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice 信用: 盖蒂
Tony Blair and Gordon Brown were among the former Prime Ministers attending the event 信用: 盖蒂
The poignant event takes place at the Cenotaph each year 信用: 天空
Kate and William arrived at the service together
Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murthy left No10 hand-in-hand earlier
Ben Wallace previously paid tribute to servicemen 信用: 功放