Queen leads UK in hon­or­ing war dead on Re­mem­brance

Kuwait Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

Queen El­iz­a­beth II has led Bri­tain in hon­or­ing the country’s war dead dur­ing the an­nual Re­mem­brance ser­vice yes­ter­day. The monarch joined past and present po­lit­i­cal lead­ers, the royal fam­ily and hun­dreds of vet­er­ans at a solemn cer­e­mony in cen­tral Lon­don.

El­iz­a­beth laid the first wreath of red pop­pies at the foot of the Ceno­taph war me­mo­rial, af­ter those gath­ered ob­served a mo­ment’s si­lence to re­mem­ber all those killed in past and present con­flicts.

Re­mem­brance events this year are es­pe­cially poignant be­cause 2016 marks the cen­te­nary of the Bat­tle of the Somme and the Bat­tle of Jut­land. The Bri­tish Army suf­fered al­most 60,000 ca­su­al­ties on the first day of the Somme bat­tle alone. — AP

LON­DON: Bri­tain’s Queen El­iz­a­beth II and Prince Philip walk out to take part in the Re­mem­brance Sun­day ser­vice at the Ceno­taph yes­ter­day. — AFP

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