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Remembrance Services Held Across Britain

Services have been held across the United Kingdom to mark Remembrance Sunday, honouring those who fought and died in World War One, World War Two and other armed conflicts.

The Queen attended the annual ceremony at the Cenotaph in central London, joined by Prince William and Prince Harry, where they laid wreaths.

The Prime Minister David Cameron was also in attendance, along with Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and previous leaders Gordon Brown and Tony Blair, who all laid wreaths to pay their respects.

Other attendees included religious leaders and military figures, as well as foreign dignitaries from other Commonwealth countries.

The Queen had invited Ling Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands to lay a wreath in order to mark the 70th anniversary of his country’s liberation at the end of the Second World War.

A two minute silence was held, as well as a military march-past and a series of pieces from military bands.

Big Ben will also be shown with a projection of imagery of falling poppies around dusk this evening.

This year’s service at the Cenotaph was shorter than in previous years, in order to reduce the time veterans were made to stand in the ceremony.

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon laid a wreath at the Stone of Remembrance in Edinburgh, and the Scottish Poppy Appeal has seen various landmarks lit up in red across the region.

Services were also held in Cardiff at the Welsh National War Memorial, and at the cenotaph in Belfast.

Liverpool’s St George’s Hall was also decorated with thousands of ceramic poppies, which were recycled from the event marking the 100-year anniversary of the start of World War One at the Tower of London last year.

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