Nic Hailey attends Remembrance Day service at the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Nairobi

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Remembrance Sunday Nairobi 2016
Heads of Missions and Kenyan war veterans attend the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Nairobi for the Remembrance Sunday service. Photo: Facebook/UKinKenya

Today, British High Commissioner to Kenya, Nic Hailey, joined other Heads of Missions and Kenyan war veterans at the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Nairobi for the Remembrance Sunday service.

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Before the service, Mr Hailey posted his Remembrance Sunday message online in which he said that “Kenya’s and UK’s history is a complicated one so too is our future. But just as our past was intertwined, so too is our future.”

In London, as Big Ben struck 11am, the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery fired its First World War-era guns to mark the beginning and end of a two-minute silent tribute in the heart of Whitehall, followed by the Last Post was then sounded.

Dressed in black, the Queen laid a wreath of poppies at the memorial followed by Prime Minister Theresa May and leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn.

In keeping with tradition, the Queen was joined by senior members of the Royal Family including the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince of Wales, who also laid wreaths.

The Duchess of Cambridge, Duchess of Cornwall and other royals watched on from the balcony of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

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