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Sunday, November 14, 1999 Published at 16:11 GMT


Picture gallery: War dead honoured

Royalty and politicians have joined thousands of veterans on Remembrance Sunday to honour those who lost their lives in battle.

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Prince Charles heads a sombre royal procession to the Cenotaph, followed by the Duke of Kent, Prince Andrew and Princess Anne.

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A united front is shown by senior politicians as they lay their wreaths.

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Prime Minister Tony Blair paid his respects in South Africa, where he has been attending the Commonwealth Summit.

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The Queen and Prince Philip attended a multi-faith service in South Africa as part of their visit.

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Royal-watchers were delighted to meet the Queen as she headed for church, and told them it was "too hot to be standing around".

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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.

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But not for long. Aided by the Countess of Wessex the princess was able to resume her bird's eye view.

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