Queen leads Remembrance Day tributes at the Cenotaph

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Watch ceremony at the Cenotaph in London where the Queen led tributes to members of the armed forces who have lost their lives fighting for the nation.

Remembrance Sunday services are being held across the United Kingdom to honour the country's fallen troops.

In London, the Queen led a ceremony at Whitehall's Cenotaph where she laid a wreath in memory of members of the armed forces killed while serving the nation.

The event is the focal point of the country's Remembrance Sunday ceremonies and saw other senior royals and political leaders also leave floral tributes at the memorial.

A two-minute silence at the heart of the service was marked at the beginning and end by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery firing one round from one of their 13-pounder First World War guns from Horse Guards Parade.

Prime Minister David Cameron said this year's Remembrance Sunday was "particularly poignant" as 2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings and the end of Britain's conflict in Afghanistan.

Security around the royal family and senior politicians attending today’s events was at its tightest since 2001 after police and the intelligence services claimed to have foiled a plot by Islamists to mount a terrorist attack.

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