Britain will today hold remembrance ceremonies across the country today and pay silent respect to those who gave their lives in 100 years of conflict.

The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and politicians will lay wreaths at London’s Cenotaph in honour of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Two minutes of silence will be observed across the country at 11am and thousands of veterans will march through Whitehall to remember their fallen comrades.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh are pictured in the Royal Box at the Royal Albert Hall during the Annual Festival of Remembrance in London

The Queen and Prince Philip at the Annual Festival of Remembrance

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

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands will also lay 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.

Speculation whether Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn would wear a poppy seemed to be answered after he was seen sporting one at last night’s Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall.

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