Kate Middleton joins the Queen and royal family on Remembrance Sunday

Lula Sharp
November 10, 2019

Premier David Burt said, "The recognition of the fearless service of Bermudian men and women in the World Wars is a much welcomed addition to the London Service of Remembrance".

Leaders from the main political parties took a break from the United Kingdom general election campaign to join members of the royal family in honouring the country's war dead.

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

"I will be proud to lay my first wreath at the Cenotaph as Prime Minister".

The Duke of Cambridge, Duke of Sussex, Duke of York, the Earl of Wessex, the Princess Royal and the Duke of Kent all laid wreaths at the base of the memorial.

All three services played traditional music for the service, including the Last Post, played by Buglers of the Royal Marines.

Manx Radio will be broadcasting coverage of the Douglas ceremony from 10.45, as well as the National Service of Remembrance from St John's this afternoon.

Other Remembrance Sunday ceremonies are taking place across the country and around the world, including in countries where the armed forces are now deployed, such Afghanistan, Estonia and South Sudan.

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Senior members of the royal family were present alongside military leaders, faith community leaders and representatives from Commonwealth nations.

Her Majesty, who in previous years has laid a wreath at the monument, watched proceedings from a balcony of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office building.

Across the islands, a two minute silence was observed to reflect on the lives of those killed in the First and Second World Wars and other conflicts around the world.

Former prime ministers including Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Theresa May also attended.

This year also marks the 75th anniversaries of numerous battles such as D-Day, Kohima, Arnhem and Monte Cassino.

After the formal wreath-laying, thousands of veterans, war widows and their families marched past the monument to the sound of a military band, applauded by well-wishers lining the sidewalks.

Soldiers parade before the start of Sunderland's Remembrance service.

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