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The Sussexes Join Members of the Royal Family at Festival of Remembrance

Meghan and Harry attended the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall, alongside the Queen, the Prince of Wales, and other senior members of the Royal Family.

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The annual concert commemorates the people who tragically lost their lives in conflicts. Per the British Legion’s official website, 2019 is significant as it marks the “75th anniversaries of the great battles of 1944 and the collaboration and friendship of the British, Commonwealth, and Allied armies who fought them.”

Meghan arriving

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The last time we saw Meghan and Harry, was on Thursday where they paid tribute at the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey.

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The royal family was welcomed by the President of the Royal Albert Hall, Mr. Ian McCulloch, and the President of the Royal British Legion, Lieutenant General James Bashall.

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The Duchess of Cornwall was also present after she had been forced to pull out of engagements earlier in the week due to ill health.

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Her Majesty, The Queen arriving

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arriving

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This year the program’s theme was the 75th anniversary “of the great battles of 1944 and the collaboration and friendship of the British, Commonwealth and Allied armies who fought them.” The best-known of these battles is D-Day. This year’s Festival also featured 44 veterans who served in 1944 during WWII.

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The Festival has been marked at the Royal Albert Hall annually since 1923. The theme that year was called “In Memory 1914-1918 – A Cenotaph In Sound, in aid of The British Legion, Field Marshal Earl Haig’s Appeal for Ex-Service Men of all Ranks”, and was held on 11 November 1923.

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A royal delegate including The Prince of Wales was in attendance to hear John Foulds’ new composition, A World Requiem: A Cenotaph in Sound, performed by a chorus and orchestra.

This year’s concert featured performances from pop stars including Leona Lewis and James Blunt, and was attended by several members of the royal family, such as Prince Andrew, and Princess Royal.

You can watch the performances here

Meghan and Harry were seated behind Prime Minister Boris Johnson. A sweet photo of them

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For tonight’s festival, Meghan wore a gorgeous bespoke Erdem dress

She styled it with her navy Aquazzura Deneuve bow pumps

And accessorized it with a new pair of ruby heart earrings by Jessica McCormack Signature Gypset

We’ll see our favorite couple alongside the Royal family for Remembrance Sunday tomorrow morning.

Stay tuned

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