Lights Out as Britain commemorates WW1

Britain's most famous landmarks including the London Eye, Houses of Parliament, Downing Street and Gateshead's Millennium Bridge were plunged into darkness for an hour last night to mark the moment Britain first declared war on Germany in 1914.

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Prince Harry to unveil memorial arch for WWI centenary

Prince Harry will today unveil a memorial arch in Kent, where many soldiers took their last steps on British soil, to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Prince Harry is one of the royals attended many memorial events to mark the WWI centenary today. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The prince will also lay a wreath at the event, organised by educational charity Step Short, which was set up to remember the millions of men and women involved in the First World War.

He will then take the salute of a military and civilian parade before walking down the Road of Remembrance, a Kensington Palace spokesman said.

The memorial will take place in Folkestone in Kent, which played an integral part in the Great War as the port to and from the Western Front for millions of men and women.

The spokesman added: "For many it was their last time on British soil before heading to the battlefields of France and Belgium."

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