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The Cambridges and the Sussexes reunite for the Festival of Remembrance – best photos

The royal family joined the Queen in paying tribute to the nation's war heroes

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Danielle Stacey
Danielle StaceyOnline Royal CorrespondentLondon
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were reunited in public at the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Saturday evening.

Prince William, Kate, Prince Harry and Meghan joined the Queen, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at the event, which commemorates all those who have lost their lives in conflicts.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of a number of crucial battles of 1944 - Monte Cassino, Kohima and Imphal, and D-Day – with a particular emphasis on the role of the Commonwealth and Allied Forces.

Other senior members of the royal family who were in attendance were the Duke of York, Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex, Princess Anne and Sir Timothy Laurence, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and the Duke of Kent.

READ: Why Sussexes and the Cambridges sit separately at the Festival of Remembrance

Click through our gallery to see all of the photos from the special night…

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived, with Meghan wearing a chic black jacquard dress, believed to be a bespoke piece by Erdem, with her Aquazzura Deneuve bow pumps and new ruby earrings from Jessica McCormack.  

MORE: Meghan Markle delights in black jacquard dress at the Festival of Remembrance

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were next to arrive, with Kate looking elegant in a dark blue dress with a fitted waistband and an embellished headband by high street favourite Zara. She also borrowed the Queen's pearl earrings. 

MORE: Kate Middleton wears on-trend Zara headband for Festival of Remembrance

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Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex were among the first arrivals, with Sophie wearing a faux fur jacket and long black dress. Their daughter Lady Louise celebrated her 16th birthday on Friday.

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The Queen's daughter, Princess Anne, arrived wearing a black outfit with a patterned scarf. 

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The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall make their entrance, with Camilla in a two-tone black dress. Camilla had to cancel her attendance at a gala dinner to mark the 200-year anniversary of Prince Albert's birth on Wednesday and had to miss visiting the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey with Harry and Meghan on Thursday, due to a chest infection, Clarence House said.

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The Queen was the last to arrive at the Festival, in line with the order of precedence. The Duke of Edinburgh was not in attendance, as he retired from public duties in 2017. 

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Harry and Meghan sat behind Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds. 

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The royal family sat in the royal box, in the order of precedence, with the Queen, Charles, Camilla, William and Kate in the front row. 

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge clap during one of the performances. Kate wore a brooch with three poppies. 

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Harry and Meghan smile as they watch one of the performances. 

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Charles and Camilla clap during one of the performances. 

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The Queen wore her brooch with five poppies to watch the performances. 

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The royal family stand and applaud the performers and veterans at the Festival of Remembrance. The Queen will be joined by senior members of the royal family for the Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph in Whitehall on Sunday. 

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