The Queen sheds a tear for our war heroes at Cenotaph Remembrance Sunday service as Britain falls silent


THE Queen shed a tear for Britain’s war heroes at a Remembrance Sunday service today as Britain fell silent.

Her Majesty was joined by Kate Middleton on the balcony of the Cenotaph in central London where she watched the traditional wreath-laying service.

The Queen appears emotional at the service honouring the country’s war heroes

Crowds gather at the Cenotaph in London for the Remembrance Day service

Prince Charles lays a wreath on behalf of his 93-year-old mother

Meghan Markle attends the event

Veterans attend the annual Remembrance Sunday memorial at The Cenotaph

Prince Charles laid a wreath of poppies as thousands gathered in Whitehall for the emotional ceremony.

Meghan Markle arrived at the event with her husband Harry as the pair put on a show of unity alongside Prince William and Kate.

High profile politicians such as Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn, Home Secretary Priti Patel and Commons leader Jacob Rees Mogg are also in attendance.

The Prime Minister was seen leaving Downing Street today with his partner Carrie Symonds.

Hundreds of armed forces personnel will also be present at the occasion, alongside Cabinet ministers, religious leaders and representatives of Commonwealth nations.

As Big Ben strikes 11am, a two minutes silence will be observed, with its beginning and end marked by the firing of a gun by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery.

Buglers of the Royal Marines will sound the Last Post before wreaths are laid at the Cenotaph by members of the royal family, politicians, foreign representatives and senior armed forces personnel.

The Prince of Wales will lay the first wreath on behalf of the Queen, who will watch the service from a nearby balcony.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds leave Downing Street this morning

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn arrives for the service

Members of the forces march in London on Remembrance Sunday

Home Secretary Priti Patel ahead of the event today in Whitehall

London Mayor Sadiq Khan arrives ahead of the wreath-laying ceremony

Ex-PM Theresa May is in attendance alongside other former leaders

Tory minister Jacob Rees-Mogg arrives at the memorial in central London

Ms Symonds watches the service from a balcony

An equerry is due to lay a wreath for the Duke of Edinburgh who is not expected to be present after retiring from royal duties two years ago.

William and Harry will follow their father in laying wreaths, while their wives will also watch the ceremony from balconies.

Five former prime ministers – Sir John Major, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Theresa May – are also due to be in attendance.

After wreaths are laid, the Bishop of London, Dame Sarah Mullally, will lead a service of remembrance which will end with trumpeters of the Royal Air Force sounding Rouse (Reveille).

Following the ceremony, thousands of veterans and servicemen and women will march past the Cenotaph to pay their respects to those killed in past and present conflicts.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the Battle of Kohima in India, the Battle of Arnhem in the Netherlands and the Battle of Monte Cassino in Italy.

Crowds have started to gather for the service today

The poppy-wreaths will be laid at the Cenotaph memorial in central London