Her Majesty The Queen to attend Armistice Service at Westminster Abbey
11th November 2018
Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by other members of the Royal Family, will attend a service at Westminster Abbey to mark the centenary of the Armistice.
The Queen will lay flowers on the Grave of the Unknown Warrior and The Prince of Wales will read from the Bible during the service.
The service will also be attended by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent and Prince Michael of Kent.
The service at Westminster Abbey to mark the Centenary of the Armistice is the finale of a day of national events to commemorate Armistice Day.
The service will be led by The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster and the Address will be given by The Archbishop of Canterbury.
The world premiere of a new anthem by Judith Weir, specially commissioned for the service will be sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey, directed by James O’Donnell, Organist and Master of the Choristers. The Band of the RAF Regiment will play before and after the service.
Fresh flowers will replace the scarlet poppies which usually line the Grave of the Unknown Warrior. Children from across the UK, who have contributed towards a range of Armistice projects, will also place flowers at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior during the service.