William and Kate join Charles and Camilla for this year’s Festival of Remembrance – .

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William and Kate join Charles and Camilla for this year’s Festival of Remembrance – .



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The Prince of Wales and other members of the royal family have arrived at the Royal Albert Hall to pay tribute to all those who have lost their lives in the conflicts.

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall were joined by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in the royal box during the annual festival of remembrance, alongside a host of other royals.

The Queen herself was not present – marking only the sixth time she has missed the annual event – but she is expected to be present at the cenotaph ceremony on Remembrance Sunday.

William and Kate arrived at the event together, the Duke of Cambridge wearing a poppy and her medals, while Kate wore a poppy pin on her top.

Members of the Royal Family took their seats at the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall this evening, the Queen was not present

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were among the royals who joined the Prince of Wales in the royal box this evening

Prince Charles is seen entering the Royal Albert Hall alongside the Duchess of Cornwall this evening ahead of the Festival of Remembrance

Prince Charles is seen entering the Royal Albert Hall alongside the Duchess of Cornwall this evening ahead of the Festival of Remembrance

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined Prince Charles and Camilla in the royal box during the annual festival of remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall this evening

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined Prince Charles and Camilla in the royal box during the annual festival of remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall this evening

William and Kate, both wearing poppies, smiled warmly as they were greeted at the entrance to the room tonight

William and Kate, both wearing poppies, smiled warmly as they were greeted at the entrance to the room tonight

The Duchess of Cornwall also appeared in high spirits as she arrived at the annual Festival of Remembrance this evening

The Duchess of Cornwall also appeared in high spirits as she arrived at the annual Festival of Remembrance this evening

The Earl and Countess of Wessex were also seen arriving together at the annual event at the Royal Albert Hall, stopping briefly to greet those at the entrance to the venue.

Prince Edward wore his poppy next to his own medals, while his wife also wore a poppy pin on the lapel of her overcoat.

The royals were all seen standing in the royal box at Albert Hall ahead of the festival’s start as they sought to sit down.

Prince Charles and Camilla were joined at the front of the royal box by Prince William and Kate ahead of the festival.

The Royal Marines marching band opened the ceremony and was then followed by members of the Royal British Legion wearing blue and gold banners.

Blue indicates loyalty and faithfulness and gold represents the ordeal of fire.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex were among the royals who arrived at the scene earlier this evening

The Earl and Countess of Wessex were among the royals who arrived at the scene earlier this evening

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was also present at the event tonight and was seated in his own box to the left of the royal box.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was also present at the event tonight and was seated in his own box to the left of the royal box.

Boris Johnson was seated to the side of the Royal Box, with Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer present, across the Royal Family from the Prime Minister.

Boris Johnson was seated to the side of the Royal Box, with Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer present, across the Royal Family from the Prime Minister.

Poet Tomos Roberts will perform a moving performance of his specially commissioned play “Alive with Poppies” at the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall.

When the poem was finished, the audience lifted their bracelets – which glowed red.

Attendees could also be seen wiping away tears as a video aired showing Sallie and David Wright telling the story of their son James, who was killed in Afghanistan 10 years ago.

Sixteen bereaved families then entered the room to a standing ovation.

Gregory Porter, Cynthia Erivo, Alfie Boe, Alexandra Burke and Ramin Karimloo will all perform at the annual Royal British Legion event.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was also present at the Royal Albert Hall for the annual festival of remembrance.

He was seated in the box to the left of the royal box, while Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer was seated in a box on the other side.

Few of those attending the annual event wore face covers, but attendees were asked to provide proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test taken within 48 hours of arrival.

The Royal Albert Hall guidelines state: “Please help us keep everyone safe by wearing a face covering whenever possible and respecting the personal space of others to reduce your risk and the risk to others. “

The service pays tribute to all those who have lost their lives in conflict.

2021 also marks the centenary since the collective traditions of national remembrance were first organized by the Royal British Legion.

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