Queen leads Remembrance Sunday tributes

This year marks a number of significant anniversaries in the UK's military history Credit: PA

Video report by Emma Murphy: ITV News Correspondent

The Queen has led annual Remembrance Sunday tributes honouring Britain's war dead.

The monarch laid a wreath at the Cenotaph in central London after a two-minute silence was observed.

She was joined by the Duke of Duke of Edinburgh and princes William and Harry as well as members of the leading political parties.

Princes William and Harry lay wreaths. Credit: ITV News
Jeremy Corbyn and David Cameron bow their heads during the two-minute silence. Credit: PA

Following the laying of the wreaths at the foot of the Whitehall memorial was a veteran's march.

The service was shorter this year in an attempt to reduce the amount of time veterans spend standing.

The band plays before the veterans' march. Credit: ITV News
The Chelsea pensioners take part in the march. Credit: PA

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands also laid a wreath this year, following an invitation from the Queen to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands after the end of the Second World War.

The Duchess of Cambridge also attended the service to remember the fallen soldiers who have died in major conflicts.

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. Credit: PA
The Duchess of Cambridge at the Cenotaph service. Credit: PA

On Saturday evening and other senior royals attended the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance, held at London's Royal Albert Hall.

The event began on a touching note with a citation written and recited by Afghanistan veteran Paul Jacobs, who lost his sight after helping save others from an IED (improvised explosive device) blast.

Among others invited to speak were Squadron Leader Tony Pickering, who flew Hurricanes in the battle of Britain and 94-year-old veteran Bob Hucklesby, who was held in Japanese prisoner of war camp during World War Two.

Widows Kathryn Williams, Michelle Stead and Sheila Griffiths-Gibson who all lost their husbands in 2005 when the men's Hercules was shot down in Iraq, were also in attendance.

This year marks a number of significant anniversaries in the UK's military history, including the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.