Remembrance Sunday: Queen leads the nation in honouring war dead at the Cenotaph

A two-minute silence led by the Queen has been held to honour the war dead as the nation’s leaders gathered at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday.

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As Big Ben struck 11am, the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery fired their First World War-era guns to mark the beginning and end of the reflection in the heart of Whitehall. The Last Post was then sounded.

Dressed in black, the Queen laid a wreath of poppies at the memorial for “The Glorious Dead” while Mrs May and leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn followed suit.

In keeping with tradition, the Queen was joined by senior members of the royal family including the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince of Wales, who also laid wreaths.”