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The Duchess of Cambridge and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands pay their respects

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The Duchess of Cambridge was joined by Queen Maxima of the Netherlands at the annual Remembrance Sunday Service in Whitehall, London. King Willem-Alexander and his wife Maxima has been invited to mark the 70th anniversary of their country's liberation at the end of World War II.

The Duchess, née Kate Middleton, was seen watching from a balcony as the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince William paid tribute to the war dead.

Paying her respects to those who lost their lives serving their country in two World Wars and conflicts since, Her Majesty laid a wreath of poppies at the Cenotaph.The royals were joined by Prime Minister David Cameron and former leaders Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.


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Kate was joined by Queen Maxima of the Netherlands for the remembrance service

On Saturday evening the royal family were at the Royal Albert Hall to celebrate the annual Festival of Remembrance houring servicemen and their families.The audience heard stories from soldiers past and present and were treated to musical performances by singers Pixie Lott, Andrea Bocelli and Rod Stewart.

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The Queen laid a wreath at the Cenotaph in London

The service ended with hymns, prayers and blessings before the audience were invited to sing God Save the Queen.Prince Harry wasn’t in attendance for the festival but previously visited Westminster Abbey’s Field of Remembrance to pay tribute to Britain’s fallen, alongside Prince Philip.The pair stood for a two-minute silence following the Last Post. As they left the memorial garden the royals spoke with veterans and family members who have lost loved ones.

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