Britain’s King Charles leads Remembrance Sunday for first time as monarch


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CNN
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King Charles III has led Britain’s annual Remembrance Sunday service for the primary time as monarch.

The King attended the service alongside Camilla, the Queen Consort and different members of the royal household at The Cenotaph in central London.

The King laid a brand new wreath on the Cenotaph, the design of which pays tribute to the wreath of his grandfather, King George VI, and Queen Elizabeth II.

Camilla seen the second from the balcony of the Overseas, Commonwealth and Growth Workplace. A wreath was laid on her behalf for the primary time.

The King and Queen Consort’s wreaths have been accompanied by handwritten playing cards bearing their new cyphers.

A nationwide two-minute silence was held at 11 a.m. native time (6 a.m. ET), marked by the tolling of Huge Ben – which has now formally returned to make use of after a five-year restoration venture.

Different members of the royal household to attend the service included William and Kate, the Prince and Princess of Wales, Edward and Sophie, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, and Princess Anne.

The occasion Sunday additionally featured a march previous by some 10,000 Royal British Legion veterans, together with World Struggle Two veterans and people who have served in conflicts since.

The annual service is held on the Sunday closest to November 11 – the day World Struggle I led to 1918.

The occasion commemorates all those that have died in conflicts.

On Saturday night, members of the royal household together with Charles, Camilla, William and Kate attended the annual Royal British Legion Competition of Remembrance on the Royal Albert Corridor. A video tribute was paid to Queen Elizabeth in the middle of the occasion, which additionally commemorated 40 years because the Falklands conflict.

Charles, 73, grew to become Britain’s monarch following the loss of life of his mom in September. His coronation has been scheduled for subsequent Might to permit time to mourn Elizabeth’s loss of life and to plan the ceremony.