Queen joined by senior members of Royal Family at WWI remembrance concert

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were among those who paid their respects at London’s Royal Albert Hall, ahead of Sunday’s commemorations marking 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Prince Charles and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were also in attendance, as actors, authors, singers and military bands led the tributes.

The singer Tom Jones and the actress Sheridan Smith both performed at the event, which was organised by the Royal British Legion armed forces charity.

The Queen had arrived at the Royal Albert Hall wearing five poppies before the show started.

Theresa May was joined by thousands of audience members holding aloft photographs of their relatives who fought in the war.

One of the prime minister’s photos showed her ancestor Private Hubert Brasier Grant, of the East Surrey Regiment, who died at Passchendaele in 1917 aged 19.

Mrs May’s other photograph showed her grandfather Sergeant Major Tom Brasier, who served with the King’s Royal Rifle Corps.

Members of the Armed Forces marched into the centre of the venue and gathered in formation.

Earlier in the day, Prince Harry had laid a wreath at Twickenham ahead of England’s rugby Test match against New Zealand.

Events to mark the end of the First World War have been taking place around the world, with leaders including French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and May in France earlier on Saturday.

President Donald Trump pulled out of a visit to a US cemetery in Paris due to bad weather.

Newsdesk

The Panda Radio newsdesk works 24/7 to create news and content for our radio and online consumers. If you have any news you want to send you can email us: news@pandaradio.co.uk

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *