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Royals attend VE Day remembrance service

The Queen and other members of the Royal Family joined more than 1,000 veterans at Westminster Abbey and Horse Guards Parade today to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

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Queen lights first beacon to commemorate VE Day

The Queen lights the first of 200 beacons to commemorate the 70th anniversary of VE Day Credit: ITV News

The Queen has lit the first of 200 beacons to light up the night sky to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

The Queen arrives at Windsor Castle Credit: ITV News

Arriving in Windsor Castle accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, she lit the first beacon at 9.30pm to mark the moment peace was declared 70 years on.

The beacon outside Windsor Castle Credit: ITV News

Burning beacons were then lit two minutes later all over the country to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe.

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