Saturday 21 September 2019

Kate and William sit next to the Queen - while Harry and Meghan are seated at the back - in royal box last night in London

Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle
Meghan attends the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance to commemorate all those who have lost their lives in conflicts and mark 100 years since the end of the First World War, at the Royal Albert Hall, London, Britain November 10, 2018. Chris Jackson/Pool via Reuters
Britain's Prince William and Kate at the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance to commemorate all those who have lost their lives in conflicts and mark 100 years since the end of the First World War, at the Royal Albert Hall, London, Britain November 10, 2018. Chris Jackson/Pool via Reuters
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan during the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in London, which commemorates and honours all those who have lost their lives in conflicts. Photo: Chris Jackson/PA Wire
Prince William and Kate arrive for the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in London, which commemorates and honours all those who have lost their lives in conflicts. Photo: Chris Jackson/PA Wire
Britain's Prince William and Kate attend the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance to commemorate all those who have lost their lives in conflicts and mark 100 years since the end of the First World War, at the Royal Albert Hall, London, Britain November 10, 2018. Chris Jackson/Pool via Reuters
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II with members of the Royal Family and Prime Minister Theresa May attends Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance to commemorate all those who have lost their lives in conflicts and mark 100 years since the end of the First World War, at the Royal Albert Hall, London, Britain November 10, 2018. Chris Jackson/Pool via Reuters

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Members of the British royal family gathered last night in London's Royal Albert Hall to pay tribute to those who fought in the First World War at a remembrance event marking a century since the Armistice.

Everyone in the royal box stood as thousands of audience members and descendants held up photos of those who took part in the conflict.

Kate and William, and Charles and Camilla sat next to the Queen in the royal box, while Harry and Meghan sat at the back of the box and were almost out of view.

Meghan, who is pregnant with her and Harry's first child, looked radiant as she arrived, smiling and greeting officials and attendees.

Britain's Prince William and Kate at the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance to commemorate all those who have lost their lives in conflicts and mark 100 years since the end of the First World War, at the Royal Albert Hall, London, Britain November 10, 2018. Chris Jackson/Pool via Reuters
Britain's Prince William and Kate at the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance to commemorate all those who have lost their lives in conflicts and mark 100 years since the end of the First World War, at the Royal Albert Hall, London, Britain November 10, 2018. Chris Jackson/Pool via Reuters

Kate and Meghan both wore black, as did the Queen and Camilla and Theresa May for the poignant ceremony. The British prime minister and her husband Philip held up photos of two of her ancestors.

Tom Jones led the musical performances, singing Coming In On A Wing And A Prayer with the RAF Squadronaires.

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan during the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in London, which commemorates and honours all those who have lost their lives in conflicts. Photo: Chris Jackson/PA Wire
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan during the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in London, which commemorates and honours all those who have lost their lives in conflicts. Photo: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

Sheridan Smith was backed softly by a piano as she sang Are You Just Sleeping, while Tom Fletcher from McFly performed Born To Fly with Danny Jones, which he wrote to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force.

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, the cellist who delighted millions at Harry and Meghan's wedding earlier this year, played a modern version of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah to a hushed crowd.

Prince William and Kate arrive for the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in London, which commemorates and honours all those who have lost their lives in conflicts. Photo: Chris Jackson/PA Wire
Prince William and Kate arrive for the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in London, which commemorates and honours all those who have lost their lives in conflicts. Photo: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

A poignant citation, written for Saturday evening by children's author Sir Michael Morpurgo, was read by Second World War pilot Colin Bell.

Britain's Prince William and Kate attend the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance to commemorate all those who have lost their lives in conflicts and mark 100 years since the end of the First World War, at the Royal Albert Hall, London, Britain November 10, 2018. Chris Jackson/Pool via Reuters
Britain's Prince William and Kate attend the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance to commemorate all those who have lost their lives in conflicts and mark 100 years since the end of the First World War, at the Royal Albert Hall, London, Britain November 10, 2018. Chris Jackson/Pool via Reuters
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II with members of the Royal Family and Prime Minister Theresa May attends Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance to commemorate all those who have lost their lives in conflicts and mark 100 years since the end of the First World War, at the Royal Albert Hall, London, Britain November 10, 2018. Chris Jackson/Pool via Reuters
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II with members of the Royal Family and Prime Minister Theresa May attends Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance to commemorate all those who have lost their lives in conflicts and mark 100 years since the end of the First World War, at the Royal Albert Hall, London, Britain November 10, 2018. Chris Jackson/Pool via Reuters

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