From New Zealand to England the royal family turned out to pay their respects at Remembrance Day services. In London The Queen led her nation”s ceremony, a red poppy bright against the black overcoat she chose for the occasion in Westminster.
Overlooking The Cenotaph from a balcony were the Duchess of Cambridge and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, choosing to wrap up against the cold in black coats. The Duchess also wore a wide-brimmed black hat. From the royal family Prince Philip, Princess Anne, Prince Edward were also in attendance; as were political leaders Ed Milliband, Nick Clegg and Prime Minister David Cameron.
On the other side of the world, the Queen”s eldest son, Prince Charles, took part in a similar ceremony with his wife the Duchess of Cornwall. Having arrived in New Zealand last night, as part of their Diamond Jubilee Tour of Australasia, Charles and Camilla attended a remembrance service in the city of Auckland.
Standing next to the country”s Prime Minister John Key, the couple read from the ceremony”s service sheet before Charles laid a wreath at the Auckland War Memorial. In London a representative for the absent Prince did the same.
The ceremony was significant for Chalres given that his son, Prince Harry, is currently fighting on the front line in Afghanistan.