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The Queen Led Remembrance Sunday Tributes In London

The ceremony at the Cenotaph in Whitehall commemorated those who have lost their lives in battle for Britain.

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The Queen has led the annual Remembrance Sunday service in London to commemorate those who fought in Britain's wars.

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Queen Elizabeth II during the annual Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall.

The service, held at the Cenotaph war memorial in Whitehall, marks 75 years since the Battle of Britain and 70 years since the end of the second world war.


The Queen was joined by her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, as well as Netherlands royals King Willem-Alexander and his wife, Queen Maxima.

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Queen Maxima, King Willem-Alexander, Queen Elizabeth, and the Duke of Edinburgh.

Two minutes' silence was held, and Britain's key political figures, including prime minister David Cameron, followed the Queen in laying wreaths at the monument.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and prime minister David Cameron prepare to lay wreathes at the Cenotaph.

"Let us resolve to create a world of peace," read the handwritten message accompanying the wreath laid by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.


Other members of the Conservative government such as mayor of London Boris Johnson, chancellor George Osborne, and home secretary Theresa May were also present.

Former prime ministers Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, and John Major were also in attendance.

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George Osborne and former prime ministers Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, and John Major.


Laura Silver is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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