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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge reunited with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance.

They were joined at the Royal Albert Hall by the Queen, the Prince of Wales and other senior members of the Royal Family.

The Duchess of Cornwall was also present after pulling out of engagements earlier in the week due to ill health.

William and Kate appeared in public with Harry and Meghan for the first time since the Sussexes opened up about their struggles in an emotional television documentary.

Harry and Meghan were without Prince Archie for the event at the Royal Albert Hall
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Harry and Meghan were without Archie for the event at the Royal Albert Hall
The Queen sits with members of the Royal family at the remembrance event
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The Queen sits with members of the Royal family at the remembrance event

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared a candid on-screen chat with ITV News At Ten anchor Tom Bradby, which was filmed during their recent official trip to southern Africa.

The Duke of Sussex said he and brother William are now “on different paths” and have “good days” and “bad days” in their relationship.

The Queen was sat next to her son Prince Charles at the event on Saturday
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The Queen was sat next to Prince Charles at the event
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been seen in public with Harry and Meghan for the first time the Sussexes were in a candid documentary
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Prince Edwards was sat behind the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Prince Andrew, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of the Duke of Kent and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence were also in attendance at the Royal Albert Hall.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson sat in a box next to the royals with his partner Carrie Symonds.

Musical performances were led by Jeff Goldblum, James Blunt, Louise Dearman and Colin Thackeray.

This year’s event marks 75 years since notable battles of 1944, including Monte Cassino, Kohima, Imphal and D-Day.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds were sat near the royals at the event
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds were sat near the royals at the event


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The ceremony is hosted by the Royal British Legion and commemorates all those who have lost their lives in conflicts.

A standing ovation was given to 44 veterans who represented those who served in the battles of 1944.

The service also recognised Colonel Gail Halvorsen, who is best known as the “Berlin Candy Bomber” after he dropped sweets to German children during the Berlin Airlift from 1948 to 1949.

The 99-year-old received a standing ovation while he was on stage with Vera Mitschirch, who was one of the one of the children who received the sweets.



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The event also celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), and paid tribute to RFA Mounts Bay which this year delivered supplies and aid to the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian.

A video was played which showed the destruction of the hurricane and the aid provided by RFA Mounts Bay crew.

Festival presenter Huw Edwards described GCHQ as being at the forefront of intelligence gathering in the UK.

The mood fell sombre when The Last Post rang out in the theatre, and during the minutes of silence poppy petals drifted from the ceiling.

The service concluded with traditional prayers, hymns and blessings before an enthusiastic rendition of God Save the Queen.

The Queen waved to the crowd before leaving.

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