Emotional Queen sheds a tear for war heroes during Cenotaph Remembrance Sunday service


AN EMOTIONAL Queen Elizabeth II wiped away a tear as she watched the Cenotaph Remembrance Sunday service this morning, as Britain remembered the country’s fallen war heroes.

Queen Elizabeth II wiped away a tear during an emotional Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph this morning. Her Majesty watched on as Prince Charles lead the country in remembering the fallen at this morning’s Remembrance Sunday ceremony. She  paid her respect to those who have fallen in line of duty in observing the two minutes of silence, held when the Big Ben chimed at 11am. 

The Queen shed a tear during the ceremony, where she was joined on the balcony by Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge.

She faced the monument, on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office building, wearing a sombre outfit and beautiful red poppies pinned on her lapel. 

For the third year in a row, the Prince of Wales took the responsibility of laying the first wreath of red poppies on the Cenotaph in Whitehall.

The Queen last led the country on a Remembrance Day service in 2016.

Following this, the monarch broke with tradition by letting the Prince of Wales perform the symbolic and key duty.

In another emotional moment, Prince William and Prince Harry, respectively second and sixth in line to the throne, also laid their wreaths of red poppies side-by-side.

Meghan Markle attended her second Remembrance sunday service, where stood on a seperate balcony to Kate Middleton, the Queen and Camila

The Duchess of Sussex looked solemn as she watched the ceremony alongside Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

Among the politicians standing near the senior royals were Prime Minister Boris Johnson and leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn.

They were joined by five former leaders of the country – Sir John Major, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Theresa May.

Following the service, up to 10,000 war veterans will march in a slow procession past the war memorial.

The service paid tribute to those who lost their lives fighting in the war for Britain and the Commonwealth.

The ceremony at the Cenotaph comes after Prince Harry, Meghan, Prince William and Kate joined the Queen at London’s Royal Albert Hall last night for the Festival of Remembrance.

It was their first appearance as a group in public since Harry and Meghan admitted they were struggling with the media spotlight.


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