Sunday, November 8, 2015

UPDATED: Remembrance Sunday 2015

A somber good morning to you all,
Remembrance Sunday has kicked off at the Cenotaph with the Queen leading the respects paid to the fallen.
Ken Goff
At eleven, a two minute silence was observed for the soldiers in WWI, marked by a shot at both ends. The ceremony was also slightly shorter this year, accommodating the aging veterans.
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 All the senior members of the British royal family were there, barring Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall who are on a tour of New Zealand, and King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. We see King Willem-Alexander here behind the Queen and to the left of the Duke of Edinburgh.
We also see Maxima with Kate and the Countess of Wessex on the Foreign Office balcony.
Kate seemed to be very comfortable socializing with the Maxima.
Princes William and Harry and the Duke of York all laid wreaths as well.
We see the splendor of the event.
For the service, Kate wore a bespoke McQueen coatdress. She completed the look with an unknown fascinator and a cluster of poppies.

Ray Tang
It was a beautiful day of reflection.
Lest we forget.

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