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Britain’s King Charles leads Remembrance Sunday service for first time as monarch | CNN



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King Charles III has led Britain’s annual Remembrance Sunday service for the primary time as monarch.

The King attended the service alongside Camilla, the Queen Consort and different members of the royal household at The Cenotaph in central London.

The King laid a brand new wreath on the Cenotaph, the design of which pays tribute to the wreath of his grandfather, King George VI, and Queen Elizabeth II.

Camilla considered the second from the balcony of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. A wreath was laid on her behalf for the primary time.

The King and Queen Consort’s wreaths have been accompanied by handwritten playing cards bearing their new cyphers.

A nationwide two-minute silence was held at 11 a.m. native time (6 a.m. ET), marked by the tolling of Big Ben – which has now officially returned to use after a five-year restoration mission.

Other members of the royal household to attend the service included William and Kate, the Prince and Princess of Wales, Edward and Sophie, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, and Princess Anne.

The occasion Sunday additionally featured a march previous by some 10,000 Royal British Legion veterans, together with World War Two veterans and people who have served in conflicts since.

The annual service is held on the Sunday closest to November 11 – the day World War I led to 1918.

The occasion commemorates all those that have died in conflicts.

On Saturday night, members of the royal household together with Charles, Camilla, William and Kate attended the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance on the Royal Albert Hall. A video tribute was paid to Queen Elizabeth in the middle of the occasion, which additionally commemorated 40 years for the reason that Falklands battle.

Charles, 73, became Britain’s monarch following the dying of his mom in September. His coronation has been scheduled for subsequent May to permit time to mourn Elizabeth’s dying and to plan the ceremony.

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