Sunday, November 14, 1999 Published at 16:11 GMT
Picture gallery: War dead honoured
Prince Charles heads a sombre royal procession to the Cenotaph, followed by the Duke of Kent, Prince Andrew and Princess Anne.
A united front is shown by senior politicians as they lay their wreaths.
Prime Minister Tony Blair paid his respects in South Africa, where he has been attending the Commonwealth Summit.
The Queen and Prince Philip attended a multi-faith service in South Africa as part of their visit.
Royal-watchers were delighted to meet the Queen as she headed for church, and told them it was "too hot to be standing around".
London's service was watched by the Royal family, including young Princess Beatrice, who was so "overcome with the occasion" she had to sit down, the palace said.
But not for long. Aided by the Countess of Wessex the princess was able to resume her bird's eye view.