Queen Elizabeth II presided on the weekend at the annual Remembrance Day ceremony honoring Britain's war dead.

The 87-year-old sovereign, accompanied by her husband, Prince Philip, and other members of the royal family, went to the Cenotaph war memorial in London to lay offerings of red poppies before the monument to members of the country's armed forces who have died in the country's wars over the past century.

Besides the queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, also on hand were Prince Harry, representing his father Prince Charles, who is on an official visit to India, and Prince William, the second in line for the throne.

Also depositing floral offerings at the site were British Prime Minister David Cameron, as well as the leader of the opposition Labor Party, Ed Miliband.

At 1100 GMT on the dot, the queen and others present at the solemn ceremony observed two minutes of silence to honor the fallen.

The ceremony is held each year on the Sunday closest to the anniversary of Nov. 11, 1918, the date marking the end of World War I.

After the tribute, all those present sang "God Save the Queen," the national hymn.

Just like every year, numerous former soldiers from different armed conflicts attended the ceremony at Whitehall, the seat of government, while similar events were held around the country at other monuments to Britain's war dead. EFE