IN BEELD. Britten herdenken oorlogsslachtoffers

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II leads the the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph on Whitehall, London, on November 8, 2015. Services are held annually across Commonwealth countries during Remembrance Day to commemorate servicemen and women who have fallen in the line of duty since World War I. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK

In het Verenigd Koninkrijk hebben duizenden mensen de slachtoffers van WO I, WO II en andere conflicten herdacht op Remembrance Sunday. Queen Elizabeth legde een klaprozenkrans neer; ook het Nederlandse koningspaar tekende present. 

Remembrance Sunday valt in Groot-Brittannië elk jaar op de dichtste zondag bij 11 november, de dag waarop het einde van de Eerste Wereldoorlog wordt herdacht.

De koningin ging een serene plechtigheid voor aan het Cenotaph, een oorlogsmonument in Londen. Ook andere leden van de koninklijke familie waren aanwezig, samen met honderden veteranen en politici.

Omdat Nederland dit jaar de 70ste verjaardag van de bevrijding na WO II viert, waren koning Willem-Alexander en koningin Máxima uitgenodigd om de plechtigheden bij te wonen.

British Prime Minister David Cameron holds a wreath of poppies as he attends the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph on Whitehall, London, on November 8, 2015. Services are held annually across Commonwealth countries during Remembrance Day to commemorate servicemen and women who have fallen in the line of duty since World War I. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK
Premier David Cameron. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK
British opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn (L) and British Prime Minister David Cameron attend the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph on Whitehall, London, on November 8, 2015. Services are held annually across Commonwealth countries during Remembrance Day to commemorate servicemen and women who have fallen in the line of duty since World War I. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK
Cameron samen met Labour-voorzitter en oppositieleider Jeremy Corbyn. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK
(L-R) Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Britain's Prince Harry and Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph on Whitehall, London, on November 8, 2015. Services are held annually across Commonwealth countries during Remembrance Day to commemorate servicemen and women who have fallen in the line of duty since World War I. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK
Prins Andrew, prins Harry en prins William. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph on Whitehall, London, on November 8, 2015. Services are held annually across Commonwealth countries during Remembrance Day to commemorate servicemen and women who have fallen in the line of duty since World War I. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK
Kate, de echtgenote van prins William. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II lays a wreath during the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph on Whitehall, London, on November 8, 2015. Services are held annually across Commonwealth countries during Remembrance Day to commemorate servicemen and women who have fallen in the line of duty since World War I. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK
Queen Elizabeth II. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK
Veterans walk toward the Cenotaph as they attend the Remembrance Sunday ceremony in Whitehall, London, on November 8, 2015. Services are held annually across Commonwealth countries during Remembrance Day to commemorate servicemen and women who have fallen in the line of duty since World War I. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK
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A military band plays during the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph on Whitehall, London, on November 8, 2015. Services are held annually across Commonwealth countries during Remembrance Day to commemorate servicemen and women who have fallen in the line of duty since World War I. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK
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Former British Prime Ministers Tony Blair (L) and John Major attend the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph on Whitehall, London, on November 8, 2015. Services are held annually across Commonwealth countries during Remembrance Day to commemorate servicemen and women who have fallen in the line of duty since World War I. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK
Oud-premiers Tony Blair en John Major. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L) and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attend the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph on Whitehall, London, on November 8, 2015. Services are held annually across Commonwealth countries during Remembrance Day to commemorate servicemen and women who have fallen in the line of duty since World War I. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK
Kate, de echtgenote van prins William, en de Nederlandse koningin Máxima. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK
Members of the armed forces attend the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph on Whitehall, London, on November 8, 2015. Services are held annually across Commonwealth countries during Remembrance Day to commemorate servicemen and women who have fallen in the line of duty since World War I. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK
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A Chelsea Pensioner (C) and veterans attend the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph on Whitehall, London, on November 8, 2015. Services are held annually across Commonwealth countries during Remembrance Day to commemorate servicemen and women who have fallen in the line of duty since World War I. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (R) walks with her husband Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh as she leads the the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph on Whitehall, London, on November 8, 2015. Services are held annually across Commonwealth countries during Remembrance Day to commemorate servicemen and women who have fallen in the line of duty since World War I. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK
De Queen en haar echtgenoot, prins Philip. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK