King Charles has paid tribute to Britain’s war dead as he leads the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph this morning.
The monarch led a two-minute silence and laid the first wreath in front of the Cenotaph.
The Prince of Wales was among the senior royals standing behind him and also laid a wreath. The Queen and Princess of Wales watched on from an overlooking balcony.
Senior politicians including Rishi Sunak, Sir Keir Starmer, Sir Ed Davey, James Cleverly and Suella Braverman have also assembled near the Cenotaph. Behind them were former prime ministers Liz Truss, Boris Johnson, David Cameron, Gordon Brown, Theresa May, Sir Tony Blair and Sir John Major.
Ms Braverman attended the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph this morning amid intensifying calls for her to be sacked after violence broke out during a pro-Palestinian march in London yesterday.
The Met Police made more than 100 arrests during the march and officers were injured by far-right thugs after the Home Secretary branded the Gaza rally a ‘hate march’ and accused Scotland Yard of bias for letting it go ahead.
Keir Starmer and Sadiq Khan have stepped up calls for Ms Braverman to be sacked. There is speculation over a reshuffle later this week – potentially after a crunch Rwanda policy judgment on Wednesday.
Some 10,000 veterans and 800 armed forces personnel members from all three services will march past the Cenotaph today.
The King will led today’s events to mark the end of the First World War, which will also saw members of the Royal Family and senior politicians lay wreaths at the base of the war memorial.
Members of the Royal Navy are stationed outside the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office building on Whitehall this morning, and a band from his Majesty’s Royal Marines Portsmouth has played for the crowd.
A group of Royal British Legion trustees is standing at the front of a large group of people, stretching back down Whitehall, who are due to walk past the Cenotaph later on during the Remembrance Day service.
Members of the Gurkha Brigade Association are among those gathered behind them.
Wreaths of poppies have been taken through the gates of Downing Street ahead of the Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph.