Armistice Day: Queen to attend the Festival of Remembrance

Armistice Day: Queen to attend the Festival of Remembrance

Duke of Sussex walks to a wreath on the pitch of the autumn international rugby union match between England and New Zealand at Twickenham StadiumImage copyright
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The prince laid down a wreath at England v New Zealand, ahead of a minute's silence

The Queen and Senior Royals will attend the Albert Hall on Saturday, on the eve of Armistice Day.

The annual Festival of Remembrance in London, which commemorates the dead, wants to include performances from Sir Tom Jones and Sheridan Smith.

It comes ahead of Remembrance Sunday on Nov. 11, which is 100 years since the end of World War One.

Meanwhile, the Duke of Sussex laid a wreath at Twickenham ahead of England's rugby test match against New Zealand.

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Prince Harry and New Zealand's PM Winston Peters at the match

Prince Harry was joined by New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters to lay down their wreaths, before the last post was released in a minute's silence.

The prince was therefore the descendants of two former England captains who died in the.

So on Saturday, a candlelit vigil will be held at the National Memorial Arboretum.

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Festival of Remembrance a 'thank you'

The Concert at the Royal Albert Hall wants to be attended by Prime Minister Theresa May and the dukes and duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex.

BBC One at 20:30 GMT on Saturday. It has been organized by armed forces charity the Royal British Legion as a "thank you to all who served, sacrificed and changed our world" and wants to be broadcast on BBC One at 20:30 GMT on Saturday.

Welsh singer Bryn Terfel as well as former McFly stars Tom Fletcher and Danny Jones who wants to deliver a song to the RAF centenary.

British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who won BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2016, and the Kingdom Choir, who performs at Prince Harry and Meghan's wedding, also wants to perform.

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The concert comes as French President Emmanuel Macron and Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the town of Compiegne in northern France, where the Allies and Germany signed the Armistice.

On Friday, Mrs May visited Belgium with the country's prime ministers and laid wreaths at the hands of the first and last British Soldiers killed in the war.

She later visited a World War One cemetery in France with Mr Macron.

Poppy displays have been created across the country, including a street dubbed "Poppy Road" at Walsall and at Hertford Castle.

What is planned for Armistice Day on Sunday?

Sunday sees commemorations around the world for the Armistice Centenary.

In the UK, pipers across the country will begin the commemorations at 6:00 with "Battle's O'er" – a traditional Scottish lament played at the end of battle.

The Queen and Senior Royals will attend London's Cenotaph for the National Remembrance Service at 11:00 GMT.

And, for the first time ever, it wants to be laid by a procession of 10,000 members of the public past the Cenotaph where wreaths.

London's Big Ben wants strike on Remembrance Sunday, taking a break from its ongoing renovation work.

Services are also taking place elsewhere in the country including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cardiff, Belfast and Chichester.

In the evening, 1,000 buglers want to make the last post at spots around the country before 1,000 beacons want to make a return to the light of peace.

More than 1,000 cathedrals and churches will ring their bells at the same time at 19:05.

The Queen and Senior Royals wants to attend an evening service of remembrance at Westminster Abbey.

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