Across the world the royal family pay their respects at Remembrance Day services


Across the world the royal family pay their respects at Remembrance Day services

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.