The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will attend the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance tonight as the nation begins three days of honouring those who have lost their lives in conflicts past and present.
Other members of the Royal Family will also be present for the event at the Royal Albert Hall, which will feature performances from pop stars James Blunt - a former army officer - and Katie Melua, plus the tenor Alfie Boe and new group the Poppy Girls.
The audience of 4,000, including Legion supporters and military families, will be joined by an estimated 5.2 million viewers on television.
Britons joined in silence to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice at services across the United Kingdom and abroad.
Millions across the UK fell silent in tribute to those lost in war, standing in a moment of quiet contemplation as history was remembered.