Tuesday, November 10, 2015

If this is Tuesday, it must be England #28

The Princess Royal, Duke of Edinburgh, Duke of Kent (grey coat), the Queen, and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands arriving at the Cenotaph
Photos courtesy of https://www.facebook.com/Duchess.of.Cambridge.News
Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, Duchess of Cambridge, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, Countess of Wessex
On Sunday, the Queen led the nation in Remembrance during the annual service at the Cenotaph on Whitehall. Other members of the Royal Family laid wreaths in tribute to the fallen, and this year, King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands attended the service at the invitation of The Queen to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of The Netherlands. 
Through the annual event on Whitehall, the nation pays homage to those who died in two world wars and in many other lesser conflicts from the twentieth century to the present.
The Queen, other members of the Royal Family and leaders of the country's political parties join representatives of the Armed Forces and ex-servicemen and women for the two-minute silence and the last post.
Her Majesty then lays a wreath of poppies at the foot of the Cenotaph, followed by members of the Royal Family, representatives of the political parties and High Commissioners from the Commonwealth.
A short religious service follows. After the reveille and the national anthem, The Queen departs. The war veterans then march past the Cenotaph to pay their respects to the fallen. A member of the Royal Family takes the salute as the war veterans finish their route at Horse Guards.
- http://www.royal.gov.uk/RoyalEventsandCeremonies/RemembranceDay/RemembranceDay.aspx

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