London. The Queen Isabel II presided this Sunday in London the ceremony commemorating the armistice that ended World War II, on November 11, 1918, in which other members of the monarchy and the leaders of the political parties participated.
In the so-called “Sunday of remembrance”, which is celebrated on the Sunday closest to November 11, representatives of public life keep two minutes of silence and deposit a crown of poppies before the Cenotaph, the monument to the fallen located in Whitehall government avenue in downtown London.
Similar ceremonies are held in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Isabel II -whose husband, Felipe, has retired from public life- and the Duchesses of Cornwall, Cambridge and Sussex -Camilla, Catalina and Meghan- watched from a balcony the military parade and how the prince of Wales and heir to the throne deposited their offerings , Carlos, and princes William and Harry.
So did British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition party leaders, including Labor Jeremy Corbyn, Liberal Democrat Jo Swinson and Ian Blackford, of the Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) independence.
This year's ceremony coincides with the centenary of the first time that two minutes of silence were saved for the dead in the two world wars, on November 11, 1919.
The Dukes of Cambridge, William and Catalina, and those of Sussex, Harry and Meghan, attended last night (along with the queen) at the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall, prior to today's ceremony, after several days in which they did not they had been seen together, among indications that there have been differences between them.