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Royals lead VJ Day 70th anniversary ceremonies

The Queen, members of the royal family and the Prime Minister led events marking the 70th anniversary of VJ Day.

The nation commemorated the sacrifices of British Second World War forces who fought and died defeating Japan.

Security was tight amid reported terror threats to London events.

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Queen and Duke of Edinburgh arrive for VJ Day service

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have arrived at St Martin-in-the-Fields church in central London for a service of commemoration to mark the 70th anniversary of VJ Day.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are leading the royal family's participation in the VJ Day events.
The royal couple arrived to cheering in central London minutes after Prime Minister David Cameron had appeared before the crowds.
The Duke shared a joke with the Queen as she joined him in front of the church.

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