Meghan and Kate join the Queen at the Festival of Remembrance tribute

Meghan and Kate join the Queen at the Festival of Remembrance tribute

Members of the Royal Family are attending the Festival of Remembrance in a poignant tribute to those who sacrificed their lives in Britain’s military conflicts. Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton and the Queen have arrived at the Royal Albert Hall in west London this evening. They opted for black dresses and wore multiple poppies to mark…

Members of the Royal Family are attending the Festival of Remembrance in a poignant tribute to those who sacrificed their lives in Britain’s military conflicts.

Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton and the Queen have arrived at the Royal Albert Hall in west London this evening.

They opted for black dresses and wore multiple poppies to mark the sombre occasion.

The event, which is organised by the Royal British Legion, marks 100 years since the Armistice which brought World War I to a close.

It was organised as a “thank you to all who served, sacrificed and changed our world”.

The Festival of Remembrance will be broadcast on BBC One at 20:30 later today.

Performers on the night include Sir Tom Jones, Sheridan Smith, Sir Bryn Terfel, Tom Fletcher and Sheku Kanneh-Mason.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance

Duchess of Cambridge was also in attendance

They are joined by the Kingdom Choir perform alongside the Central Band of the Royal Air Force and the Band of HM Royal Marines.

Sir Tom wrote on Twitter: “It is an honour to be a part of the #festivalofremembrance at the Royal Albert Hall.

“This year is particularly poignant as it marks a century of the Armistice! Saturday’s event is a tribute to the remarkable generation who contributed in WWI.”

Queen Elizabeth II wore five poppies for the event

Prince William was a guest

Earlier in the day saw the Duke of Sussex lay a wreath at Twickenham ahead of England’s rugby test match against New Zealand.

The prince also met the descendants of two former England captains who died in the war.

A candlelit vigil will also be held at the National Memorial Arboretum later on Saturday.

Queen Elizabeth II with members of the Royal Family

Tom Jones performed for guests

Tomorrow will see other Remembrance Sunday events take place to mark the end of the Great War

In central London, most of the Royal Family will attend the National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph on Whitehall.

Royals stood to pay tribute

Harry and Meghan during the show

Prince Charles will lay a wreath on behalf of the Queen – who will watch the event from a balcony – to mark the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice treaty.

Prime Minister Theresa May will also be on hand as dozens of world leaders – including French President Emmanuel Macron, US President Donald Trump, and Russian President Vladimir Putin – gather at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

The bitter conflict claimed the lives of more than 20 million soldiers and civilians between July 28, 1914 and November 11, 1918.

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