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The Royal Family will attend the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance

The King, Queen Consort and members of the Royal Family will gather for the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall.

The event is part of a series that members of the Royal Family attend as they commemorate the country’s war dead, ahead of the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph in Whitehall.

The King and Camilla will be joined by the Prince and Princess of Wales, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra.

Through words, songs and tales, the festival will commemorate the service and sacrifice of servicemen and women and mark the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War.

The Band of the Royal Marines at the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall (James McCauley/The Royal British Legion/PA)

The event will also pay tribute to the late Queen and the 70 years of service and dedication she gave during her reign, including as patron of the Royal British Legion and longest serving Commander-in-Chief of the British Armed Forces.

During the event, the royal party will be received by Ian McCulloch, Chairman of the Royal Albert Hall and Lieutenant-General James Bashall, Chairman of the Royal British Legion.

During the Remembrance Sunday ceremony, the King will lay a new wreath of poppies incorporating a ribbon of his racing colours, with a design in tribute to those used by his late mother and grandfather, George VI.

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The late Queen during the National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London, in 2020 (Chris Jackson/PA)

As Charles leads the nation to the cenotaph for the first time as king, the service will be a poignant moment for the royal family.

The Queen, who died nine weeks ago aged 96, considered Remembrance Sunday, which commemorates the war dead, to be one of the most significant and important engagements on the royal calendar.