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Prince William opens new Remembrance Centre

Prince William opens new Remembrance Centre Credit: ITV News Central

The Duke of Cambridge was the special guest at the official opening of the new Remembrance Centre at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire today.

Prince William was given a tour around the £15m redevelopment.

He also laid a wreath for PC Keith Palmer, who was killed during last week's terror attack in Westminster.

Meanwhile a vigil was held on Westminster Bridge on the site of the attack which took place a week ago today.

Prince William opens new Remembrance Centre Credit: ITV News Central
Prince William opens new Remembrance Centre Credit: ITV News Central

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The Duke of Cambridge is to meet veterans of all three armed services at the official opening of a new remembrance centre at the National Memorial Arboretum.

Prince William will also meet volunteers and schoolchildren at the 150-acre arboretum, which is run by the Royal British Legion.

The royal visit on Wednesday follows a nine-year fundraising campaign to upgrade facilities for visitors to the site in Alrewas in Staffordshire. Hannah Bechelet got a preview yesterday ahead of the Prince's visit.

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Armistice Day commemorations at National Memorial Arboretum

A service today will mark the end of the First World War Credit: PA

The end of the First World War will be marked with a Remembrance Service at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire today.

The Princess Royal will attend the service within the walls of the Armed Forces Memorial in which there will be a two minute silence at 11am.

The Memorial is designed in such a way that a shaft of sunlight should hit the bronze wreath sculpture in the centre just as the silence is observed.

Services will be held across the region to mark the end of fighting on the Western Front in 1918.

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