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The Queen, Prince Charles and Boris Johnson lead politicians and royals at the Cenotaph for socially-distanced Remembrance Sunday

 

 

 

 

 

The Queen, Prince Charles and Prime Minister Boris Johnson led politicians and royals who paid their respects to Britain’s war dead at the Cenotaph today.

Strict social distancing was in place to allow the ceremony to go ahead this morning as the country remains under a blanket second lockdown amid a second wave of coronavirus.

The public were unable to attend because of lockdown restrictions imposed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Millions of people across the UK instead privately paid their respects from home, while others did head to their local war memorials for socially-distanced ceremonies.

At the Cenotaph, around 10,000 veterans would normally pay their respects, but this year there were just 26 because of the risks presented by Covid-19.

As well as Mr Johnson and Labour leader Sir Keir, former Prime Ministers David Cameron, Tony Blair and Theresa May, Chancellor Rishi Sunak, Home Secretary Priti Patel and Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey were among the politicians in attendance.

As the clock struck 11am, Mr Johnson, Prince Charles, Prince William and other members of Britain’s elite marked the two-minute silence before laying their wreaths.

The Queen watched on from the royal box at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office as Prince Charles laid a wreath on her behalf.

The Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Edward and his wife the Countess of Wessex, along with Princess Anne, the Princess Royale, were also in attendance.

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The Queen, Prince Charles and Boris Johnson lead politicians and royals at the Cenotaph for socially-distanced Remembrance Sunday

The Queen, Prince Charles and Boris Johnson lead politicians and royals at the Cenotaph for socially-distanced Remembrance Sunday

 

 

 

 

The Queen, Prince Charles and Boris Johnson lead politicians and royals at the Cenotaph for socially-distanced Remembrance Sunday

 

 

 

 

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