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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the Field of Remembrance

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex observed a moment of silence during the ceremony. Photo: Reuters / Hannah McKay

With Remembrance Day coming up next Monday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited the Field of Remembrance outside of Westminster Abbey. Every year the royal family attend several events to commemorate Remembrance Day and pay tribute to those who have sacrificed their lives in defense of their country.

Remembrance Day is officially celebrated on 11th November, the day World War I ended with the Treaty of Versailles. The Royal Family tend to have several engagements and appearances for a number of days ahead of the official date including visiting the Field of Remembrance.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex laid crosses to honor members of the armed services both past and present. Photo: Karwai Tang / Getty

During the event, the Duke and Duchess laid crosses to give tribute to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. This year they also laid one on behalf of the Duchess of Cornwall who was unable to attend due to a chest infection. Meghan and Harry also observed two minutes of silence during the ceremony.

Each year, different members of the Royal Family undertake different roles during the commemorations. Prince Harry has laid crosses at the field of remembrance several times before but this was Meghan's first time attending since joining the Royal Family.

The Duchess of Sussex spoke with Military Veterans during the appearance. Photo: AP

Before departing, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex spoke with veterans and met with some children who were in attendance. Harry and Meghan had previously visited military families in Windsor and seeing them with children is always a special treat for fans.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend the Festival of Remembrance on Saturday and the Remembrance Day Service on Sunday. xx

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