Queen Elizabeth led Britain in honouring the fallen as it fell silent to remember its war dead.
The monarch laid the first wreath at the Cenotaph in London to commemorate members of the Armed Forces who died fighting in all conflicts since the First World War.
She was joined by World War Two veteran Prince Philip as well as current RAF pilot Prince William, whose wife Kate looked on.
Big Ben struck to mark the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month and Whitehall observed a silence only punctuated by distant traffic and birds.
The crowds watching the service in central London could be the largest yet, the Royal British Legion said.