The Royal family has gathered in Westminster Abbey for a poignant Remembrance Service to close the centenary of the Armistice.…
The Royal family has gathered in Westminster Abbey for a poignant Remembrance Service to close the centenary of the Armistice.
The Queen was joined by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex where they heard prayers for a time of harmony.
Her Majesty and President of Germany heard prayers for a time of ‘harmony
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended a service at Westminster Abbey, marking the end of the 200th anniversary of the Armistice [Picture: Reuters]
Here Majesty and President of Germany heard prayers for a time of harmony during the service (Picture: AFP / Getty)
The event marks the first time the Duchess of Sussex, who is currently pregnant with her first child, has been a member of the Royal Family for Remembrance Day (Picture: AFP / Getty)
The President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, was born in the Abbey (Picture: PA) who previously laid a wreath at the Cenotaph, was also present at the historic event.
The event marks the first time the Duchess of Sussex, who is currently pregnant with her first child, has been a member of the Royal Family for Remembrance Day.
Dean of Westminster, Dr. John Hall, prayed for a time when conflict was transformed into friendship and cooperation.
The Queen, dressed in purple, and Mr. Steinmeier watched as flowers were laid at the grave of
In his bidding, the dean said: ‘If we mark today the centenary of the Armistice that brought to an end the First World War, we remember with sorrow the sacrifice of lives on all sides of the conflict and the suffering from the devastated and bereaved.
The Queen, dressed in purple, and Mr. Steinmeier watched as flowers were laid at the grave of The Unknown Warrior, later shaking hands at the end of the service (Picture: AP)
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby makes an address during a national service to mark the centenary of the Armistice [Picture: PA]
Theresa May also spoke at the emotional service [Picture: Reuters]
‘We reflect on how people were led in the war and how the war came to an end and on the uneasy peace that followed with its continuing suffering and the disruption of families and ways of life.
‘Frem for alt håber vi i vores hukommelse og refleksion om en tid wanneer aggressie tussen volkeren en naties is omgezet in vriendschap en samenwerking, wanneer alle kunnen leven side bij elkaar in onderlinge aanmoediging en harmonie en de wapens van oorlog zijn omgezet in de instrumenten van vrede. ‘
In een adresboek s, the Archbishop of Canterbury said: “We look back at the ruins and find that they have been rebuilt.
‘We look forward, in a very different world and society, however, the challenges, and see that through the faithfulness of God and our loving obedience, conflict has been transformed, and enemies are reconciled, and that is hope for the world. ‘
Both William and Kate changed after the service at the Cenotaph this morning (Picture: Rex)
Meghans baby bump could just be seen under her black outfit (Picture: Ray Tang / REX)
The two couples could be seen leaving the service together (Picture: Ray Tang / REX)
The Queen changed into a beautiful purple outfit (Picture: AFP / Getty)
Actress Sophie Okonedo read from the diaries of social reforms Beatrice Webb, dated November 11, 1918.
The diary entry said: ‘PEACE! London to-day is a pandemonium of noise and revelry, soldiers and flappers being most in evidence.
‘Multitudes are making all the row they can, and in spite of depressing fog and steady rain, discords of sound and struggling, rushing beings and vehicles fill the streets.
‘Paris, I imagine, will be more spontaneous and magnificent in its rejoicing. Berlin, also, is reported to be elated, having got rid of the war but also of its oppressors. The people are everywhere rejoicing. ‘
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Meghan took her new role in her fight and did not put a foot wrong during the day. [Picture: PA]
Actor John Simm read a passage from John Jackson, Private 12768: Memoir Of A Tommy.
He read: ‘The news must have been welcome at home, and in most countries of the world, but no non-combatants could have any idea what the message meant to the men in the trenches
‘It was strange to think, and know that once again we could move about completely exposed without fear of being shot at. ‘
Theresa May arrives at the event with her husband Phillip (Picture: Reuters)
The Duke and Duchess arrive at the central London service holding hands (Picture: AFP / Getty)
The choir of Westminster Abbey sang throughout the service, and readings were delivered by Theresa May and Prince Charles.
Mr. Steinmeier delivered his reading
Among the congregation was 88-year-old Ruth Gayfer whose parents Edwin Oliver and Evelyn Boyce were in the First World War and wrote love letters to each other.
Ms Gayfer , who is from Yorkshire but lives in London, said her father enrolled when he was just 16 and was in the 4th East Yorkshire Regiment, while her mother was a nurse.
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The Duchess of Cornwall was also dressed in purple as she arrived with her husband. Prince Charles, who gave a reading (Picture: Reuters)
Reflecting on events on Sunday, she said: It’s wonderful, it really is. My older sister is 97 and she is absolutely delighted, because of course she remembers him in her teens when he took her on cycling holidays and things like that. ‘
Another member of the congregation was Patricia Barber, 73, from Ilford, whose Grandfather, Private John Thomas Blackett, served with the 5th Battalion Dorset Regiment.
She said: ‘I’m very proud to be here to talk about my grandfather. He’s a brave man. “Han var skelschokkad og discharged som uegnet til aktiv tjeneste, og det var i juni 1918, og så var han dødt i krigen. Jeg tror at han er dødsår.
two months later he died tragically in a drowning accident.
The service marked an end to a multitude of events taking place to mark the centenary (Picture: Getty)
‘So whether that was because he was shell-shocked he fell in The river or jumped, we do not know. It was an open verdict.
‘But he’s got no market grave and his name is not on any memorial, or even in the regimental roll of honor.’
Ms Barber said her grandfather has a military medal, and she still hopes to see his name on a memorial or a headstone in the future.
“It would be nice just to get his name on a memorial,” she said.
People congregate to pay their final respects to the tomb of the unknown warrior (Picture: Getty)
Edward Finlayson, great nephew of Walter Tull, the first black officer to lead white
Walter Tull, the first black outfield player in the top flight, joined Northampton from Tottenham in 1911, before signing up to the Footballers Battalion in 1914.
He was promoted to sergeant in 1915, served on the western and Italian fronts in the war, but he was killed in action at the Battle of Arras in 1918, with his body never found.