A German leader has placed a wreath at the base of the Cenotaph in central London for the first time at the UK’s main Remembrance Sunday service.
President Frank-Walter Steinmeier performed the duty on behalf of Germany in a historic act of reconciliation between the two countries.
The wreath was draped in the colours of Germany’s flag.
The gesture came 100 years after the First World War came to an end following four years of fighting which left about 20 million soldiers and civilians dead.
Prince Charles led the UK’s tributes to those who sacrificed their lives, laying a wreath on behalf of the Queen on the centenary of the Armistice.
The treaty ended the battle on the Western Front of the First World War at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.
An equerry placed a wreath on behalf of the Duke of Edinburgh as the Queen watched from the balcony of the nearby Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Other senior royals, including the Duke of Cambridge, the Duke of Sussex and the Princess Royal, also paid their respects, along with Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
The Duchess of Cornwall, the Duchess of Cambridge, the Duchess of Sussex and other members of the Royal Family joined the Queen on the balcony.
Big Ben, which has been silent since renovations to the Elizabeth Tower began in August last year, sounded at 11am to mark the hour the Armistice was signed.
A series of events have been planned to mark the special anniversary of the end of the Great War, including a procession of 10,000 people past the Cenotaph.
Members of the public were chosen by ballot for "A Nation’s Thank You – The People’s Procession" to give their thanks for all the men and women who have lost their lives in conflict.
The day will conclude with a service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey, which Steinmeier will also attend.
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