Victoria and David Beckham have led the charge of celebrities marking Remembrance Sunday 2020.
The day is a more muted affair this year with a the royal family attending a scaled back service in London that was closed to the public for the first time.
The Beckhams paid tribute from home, standing with two of their children, Cruz and Harper, and wearing their poppies as they observed the two minutes silence at 11am on Sunday morning.
David urged people to remember ‘those who gave so much for our freedom’ even as the nation goes into lockdown until December.
He said on Instagram: ‘This week I met the amazing Chelsea Pensioners. I was so happy we were able to visit them in these especially difficult times for older people and for all charities.
‘As so many of us spend today back in lockdown we remember those who gave so much for our freedom. It’s a chance to talk to our children about why we mark Remembrance Day like my grandad taught me why we wear the poppy.
‘The pensioners are sad they can’t go out and sell poppies this year as usual, please support them and donate online if you can.’
Victoria posted a photo of her with David outside their home, adding the message: ‘Wearing our poppies with pride today!’
Katie Price paid tribute with a beautiful Instagram photo of poppies outside of a church, writing ‘#remembranceday’.
Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan shared a picture of the Queen at today’s ceremony and said: ‘Remarkable photo. At 11am, stand in silence for two minutes to remember all those who gave their lives to save ours. And thank them. RIP.’
This Morning presenter Holly Willoughby posted a picture of a poppy on Instagram with the message: ‘Thank you… #lestweforget #remembranceday’. TV chef Jamie Oliver also shared a picture of poppies.
The red poppy has become associated with Remembrance Day after the flower became one of the only plants to grow on the battlefields of Northern France and Flanders after World War I ended.
It is also used to remember those who died fighting in conflict on behalf of their country.
At the Cenotaph in London, Prince Charles laid the first wreath on behalf of the Queen, followed by Captain James Boughey, who laid a wreath on behalf of Prince Philip who has retired from public duties.
Prince William, Princess Anne and Prince Edward also left tributes.
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