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Armistice Day: Nation falls silent to honour those who lost their lives in conflict

Written by on 11/11/2021

The nation has fallen silent to honour those who have lost their lives in conflict exactly 103 years after the end of the First World War.

From 11am, people across the UK observed a two-minute silence to mark Armistice Day.

The Duchess of Cornwall was at the 93rd Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey, which has been held in the grounds of the Abbey since November 1928.

Camilla laid a cross as she honoured the servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives for their country.

Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, patron of The Poppy Factory, attends the 93rd Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey, London, Britain, November 11, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Image: The Duchess of Cornwall has laid a cross at Westminster Abbey
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer lays a wreath at the war memorial at Euston Station in London, ahead of observing a two minute silence to remember the war dead on Armistice Day. Picture date: Thursday November 11, 2021.
Image: Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer lays a wreath at the war memorial at Euston Station in London

In Staffordshire, a service of remembrance took place at the National Memorial Arboretum on top of the Armed Forces Memorial, featuring readings, musical performances and wreath laying.

A single gun fired at 11am from Edinburgh Castle, while local government officials from the city were expected to join members of the Armed Forces for a wreath laying ceremony at the Scott Monument.

The two-minute silence was also marked at the Scottish Parliament and by COP26 President Alok Sharma at the United Nations climate conference in Glasgow.

 Sky News

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