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We will remember them: The Queen, Prince Charles, Prince William and Boris Johnson lead politicians and royals at the Cenotaph for a socially-distanced Remembrance Sunday this year as millions of Britons paid their respects at home due to lockdown rules.

Following a two-minute silence, wreaths were laid by members of the royal family, Boris Johnson and senior officials.

The commemorations remember the armed forces community, British and Commonwealth veterans, the allies who fought alongside the UK and the civilian servicemen and women involved in the two world wars and later conflicts.

Normally, Whitehall is packed with thousands of veterans and members of the military for the commemorations, but on Sunday less than 30 veterans were in attendance.

The Queen, dressed in a black hat and coat, looked on from a balcony at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office building, as her son, the Prince of Wales, laid a wreath on her behalf.

Others who took part in the wreath laying included the Duke of Cambridge, the Princess Royal and Earl of Wessex, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition leader Sir Keir Starmer.

Also present at the service were former UK prime ministers Theresa May, David Cameron, Tony Blair and Sir John Major.

The Prince of Wales laying a wreath as he join’s HM Queen Elizabeth II at the Cenotaph Remembrance Sunday service
Pritti Patel pays her respects
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds
The Duchess of Cornwall and Duchess of Cambridge attended the service
The Prince of Wales, laid a wreath on her Majesty the Queen’s behalf
Prince William lays a wreath
The Queen, dressed in a black hat and coat, looked on from a balcony at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office building, as her son, the Prince of Wales, laid a wreath on her behalf.

Pictures by Andrew Parsons / No 10 Downing Street

We will remember them.

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