King Charles leads the Remembrance Sunday silence in London

King Charles attended the service in Central London credit:Bang Showbiz
King Charles attended the service in Central London credit:Bang Showbiz

King Charles led the UK in a two-minute silence on Remembrance Sunday (12.11.23).

The 74-year-old monarch led a moving service and laid a wreath in front of the Cenotaph in Central London, as the UK stopped to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth soldiers who served in the two World Wars and other conflicts.

The king wore the uniform of the Marshal of the Royal Air Force and his wreath featured 41 open style poppy petals that were made from bonded fabric.

Charles was joined at the service by other senior members of the Royal Family, including his eldest son, the Prince of Wales, who also laid a wreath at the Cenotaph.

The service featured around 10,000 veterans and 800 Armed Forces personnel, while the streets of London were lined by thousands of members of the public.

Meanwhile, Rishi Sunak, the UK Prime Minister, also attended the annual service in Central London.

Sunak, 43, said in a statement: "The courage and commitment shown by our servicemen and women, both today and throughout the generations that came before them, is humbling and I know many across the country will be honouring their memory today in quiet reflection.

"Recent events have served as a stark reminder that we cannot take the hard-earned peace we live in for granted, which is why I am honoured to lay a wreath on behalf of the nation in the memory of all those that have lost their lives defending our country and the values we hold so close.

"I am determined to ensure we never forget the ultimate sacrifice they have made."