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Royals attend remembrance events
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The Queen arrives at the service
The Queen and fellow royals have attended a Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

The Royal British Legion event honoured those who died in past conflicts, as well as in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The performance ended with a two-minute silence as thousands of poppies fell in memory of those who lost their lives.

Earlier, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall attended a service of remembrance in Whitehall, where they were joined by around 150 war widows.

Torch of remembrance

The Queen, patron of the Royal British Legion, was joined at the Royal Albert Hall by other members of the royal family, including the Duke Of York.

The event opened with Cpl Will Rigby, of the 4th Battalion the Rifles, carrying in a torch of remembrance and giving the opening reading.

Cpl Rigby, from Rye in East Sussex, was present when his twin brother John was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq.

There was a performance by the Poppy Appeal's musical ambassador, singer Tori White.

War widows

The war widows took part in a procession at the Cenotaph, in Whitehall, London, and Prince Charles laid a wreath during the event.

Sunday is Armistice Day, marking the end of World War I in 1918, and this year it falls on Remembrance Sunday.

The war widows procession took place from King Charles Street to the lower side of the Cenotaph.

The War Widows Association aims to improve the conditions of war widows and their dependants in the UK.

The group supports those who have lost their husbands in peacetime and through conflict in the Gulf, as well as providing assistance for those bereaved during World War II and in other conflicts.

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