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Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton look sombre at The Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday

Meghan Markle looked resplendent in black as she joined Kate Middleton and the rest of the Royal Family at the traditional wreath-laying service at The Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday today.

The Duchess of Sussex, 38, and the Duchess of Cambridge, 37, both opted for a black coat and hat, as they stood on the balcony to watch Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry lay wreaths to pay respects to its war dead. 

Meghan and Kate were pictured on separate balconies, with Kate joining the Queen, 93, and Duchess of Cornwall, 72, while Meghan joined Sophie, Countess of Wessex, 54, in order of precedence.

The Prince of Wales laid the first wreath on behalf of the Queen, who watched the service from a nearby balcony. 

Meghan Markle looked resplendent in black as she joined the rest of the Royal Family at the traditional wreath-laying service at The Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday today

Meghan opted for  wide brim hat with a leather ribbon, which she teamed with a black  belted wool coat adorned with a poppy.

Opting for natural make-up and no jewellery, Meghan cut an elegant figure as she watched the ceremony. 

Meanwhile Kate looked chic in military inspired coat and a fascinator hat, wearing a poppy badge. 

Completing  the look with a touch of blusher  and statement brows, she recycled the Queen’s pearl earrings from Saturday night. 

The Duchess of Cambridge, 37, both opted for a black coat and hat, as she stood on the balcony to watch Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry lay wreaths to pay respects to its war dead

The Duchess of Cambridge, 37, both opted for a black coat and hat, as she stood on the balcony to watch Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry lay wreaths to pay respects to its war dead

In line with royal tradition, Meghan, right, and Kate were pictured on separate balconies, with Kate joining the Queen, 93, left, and Duchess of Cornwall, 72, on the main balcony

In line with royal tradition, Meghan, right, and Kate were pictured on separate balconies, with Kate joining the Queen, 93, left, and Duchess of Cornwall, 72, on the main balcony

Prime Minister Boris Johnson  and Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn were seen taking a break from election campaigning to attend the service at the memorial on Whitehall in central London.

Hundreds of armed forces personnel were also present at the occasion, alongside Cabinet ministers, religious leaders and representatives of Commonwealth nations.

At 11am, a two minutes silence was observed, with its beginning and end marked by the firing of a gun by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery.

Buglers of the Royal Marines sounded the Last Post before wreaths were laid at the Cenotaph by members of the royal family, politicians, foreign representatives and senior armed forces personnel.

Queen Elizabeth II and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the annual Remembrance Sunday memorial at The Cenotaph

Queen Elizabeth II and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the annual Remembrance Sunday memorial at The Cenotaph

(left to right) The Duchess of Cornwall, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Cambridge during the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall

(left to right) The Duchess of Cornwall, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Cambridge during the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph memorial in Whitehall

An equerry laid a wreath for the Duke of Edinburgh, who retired from royal duties two years ago.

The Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex followed their father in laying wreaths, while their wives also watched the ceremony from balconies.

Five former prime ministers – Sir John Major, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Theresa May – were also in attendance.

After wreaths were laid, the Bishop of London, Dame Sarah Mullally, led a service of remembrance which will end with trumpeters of the Royal Air Force sounding Rouse (Reveille).

Meghan opted for wide brim hat with a leather ribbon, which she teamed with a black belted wool coat adorned with a poppy

Meghan opted for wide brim hat with a leather ribbon, which she teamed with a black belted wool coat adorned with a poppy

Following the ceremony, thousands of veterans and servicemen and women will march past the Cenotaph to pay their respects to those killed in past and present conflicts.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the Battle of Kohima in India, the Battle of Arnhem in the Netherlands and the Battle of Monte Cassino in Italy.

In a video released on his Twitter account before the ceremony, Mr Corbyn paid tribute to the work of the Armed Forces both current and throughout history.

He said: ‘We remember the many brave people from Britain and all across the world who put their lives on the line making huge sacrifices in two world wars which cost the lives of millions, and in all other conflicts since.

‘And we stand together to say: Never again.’

Sarah Ferguson opted for a black hat and large fascinator too as she joined Meghan on the balcony

Sarah Ferguson opted for a black hat and large fascinator too as she joined Meghan on the balcony

This weekend is the first time the couples have been seen together since Harry and Meghan addressed the pressures of being in the public eye. 

During an interview for an ITV documentary on South Africa, Meghan admitted feeling vulnerable during her pregnancy and thanked Mr Bradby for asking about how she was feeling.

‘Thank you for asking because not many people have asked if I’m OK, but it’s a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes,’ she said.

Harry, meanwhile, spoke candidly about the pressures of being a member of the Royal Family in the spotlight.

When asked by Mr Bradby if he has yet ‘found peace’, Harry said the grief of his mother’s death still remains, describing it as ‘a wound that festers’.

Addressing rumours of a rift between the brothers, Harry said: ‘The majority of the stuff is created out of nothing but as brothers, you know, you have good days, you have bad days.’ 

 ‘We are certainly on different paths at the moment but I will always be there for him as I know he will always be there for me. We don’t see each other as much as we used to because we are so busy but I love him dearly.’ 

The Prince of Wales laid the first wreath on behalf of the Queen, who watched the service from a nearby balcony

The Prince of Wales laid the first wreath on behalf of the Queen, who watched the service from a nearby balcony

 

 

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