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King Charles III has led Britain’s annual Remembrance Sunday service for the first time as monarch.

The King attended the service at The Cenotaph in central London with Camilla, the Queen’s Consort and other members of the Royal Family.

The king placed a new wreath in the cenotaph, the design of which pays homage to the wreaths of his grandfather, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II.

Camilla watched the moment from the balcony of the Office of Foreign Affairs, Commonwealth and Development. Wreaths were laid on his behalf for the first time.

The king and queen consort’s wreaths were accompanied by handwritten cards containing their new ciphers.

A national two-minute silence was observed at 11 a.m. local time (6 a.m. ET), marked by the trolling of Big Ben – which is now officially returned to use After a five-year restoration project.

Other members of the royal family to attend the service included William and Kate, the Prince and Princess of Wales, Edward and Sophie, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and Princess Anne.

The event also featured march pasts by nearly 10,000 Royal British Legion veterans on Sunday, including World War Two veterans and those who have served in conflicts since then.

The annual service is held on the Sunday closest to November 11 – the day World War I ended in 1918.

The event remembers all those who have died in the conflicts.

On Saturday evening, members of the royal family including Charles, Camilla, William and Kate attended the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall. A video tribute was paid to Queen Elizabeth during the event, which also celebrated 40 years after the Falklands War.

Charles, 73, became Britain’s monarch after his mother’s death in September. Her coronation is set for next May to give time to mourn Elizabeth’s death and to plan the ceremony.