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Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Queen Leads The Royal Family in Remembrance Services Despite Heightened Terror Fears

Caption: Watching: The Duchess of Cambridge, the Duchess of Cornwall and Countess of Wessex on the Foreign Office balcony

Caption: The monarch was applauded as she left Whitehall, a rare sound for remembrance services marked with respectful silence

Crowds: A police patrol with sniffer dogs outside the Houses of Parliament this morning, near where the wreaths will be laid 

The Queen was applauded today in an unprecedented mark of appreciation as she led millions of Britons in remembering the fallen.

The monarch laid a wreath on the Cenotaph at the national Remembrance Day service alongside senior Royals, veterans and the Prime Minister despite heightened police checks, just days after officers thwarted an alleged terror plot.

Donna Karan

The spontaneous smattering of applause, as she left Whitehall in central London, was a rare sound for a remembrance service usually characterised by respectful silence, and may have been in tribute to her fortitude at turning out to the service despite terror fears. Click link for full post from The Daily Mail.