Prince Charles and Camilla honour the fallen in Remembrance Day service in India


Prince Charles and Camilla honour the fallen in Remembrance Day service in India
Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, attended a Remembrance Day service in Mumbai on Sunday.

The British royals, who are halfway through their nine-day tour of India, paid a visit to St John the Evangelist Church, also known locally as the Afghan Church.

Prince Charles and the Duchess joined the rest of the congregation in remembering the fallen servicemen.

 

The royal couple arrived at the ceremony to the sounds of bagpipe playing by the 11 Battalion, the Dogra Regiment.

Proudly wearing their poppies, Camilla donned an elegant black and white print dress, while the heir to the British throne looked immaculate in a grey linen suit.

At 11:00 local time, the Last Post was played and a two-minute silence was observed.

Once outside, the royal couple met with Second World War veterans, and senior Indian Defence Staff. Among them was Madahukar Dongre, the last living holder of the Burma Star in India.

 

Back on home ground, the Queen, Sophie, Countess of Wessex and other members of the British royal family attended the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall.

At the Saturday evening affair, the beautiful Countess was moved to tears as she watched families of Afghanistan war heroes walk onto the stage.

Sophie looked particularly emotional at the surprise reunion of one ten-year-old girl Megan Adams, who was performing as part of the Poppy Girls group, with her father, serving soldier Lieutenant Commander Billy Adams.

Megan was not expecting to see her father for another three months and burst into tears when he surprised her on stage.