Armistice 2018: The world marks the centenary of First World War armistice

Commemorations are taking place across the world to mark the signing of the treaty that ended World War One in 1918.

Prince Charles will lead tributes at the Cenotaph in London this morning, on behalf of the Queen.

Like last year, the monarch will watch the ceremony from the overlooking balcony of the nearby Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

The Duke of Cambridge, Duke of Sussex and Princess Royal will also pay tributes to Britain’s fallen soldiers.

Prime minister Theresa May will be joined by German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier in laying wreaths at the ceremony in a historic display of reconciliation between Britain and Germany.

Big Ben, which has laid silent since maintenance work began fifteen months ago, will chime at 11am to mark the hour armistice was signed.

The Cenotaph commemorations will be followed by a service of remembrance at Westminster Abbey.

French president Emmanuel Macron will lead international tributes at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, joined by German chancellor Angela Merkel and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau.

U.S. president Donald Trump is also expected to be in attendance after receiving much criticism yesterday for cancelling a visit to an American cemetery in France because it was raining.

The grandson of Sir Winston Churchill Nicholas Soames, who sits as a Conservative MP, labelled Trump “pathetic” and “inadequate”.

This came only hours after Trump attacked Macron over his suggestion of an EU army, calling the French leader “very insulting”.

He brought up the issue of Nato members not spending the target of 2% of GDP on defence. Mr Macron has however raised French defence spending to meet the 2% target.

The prime minister visited the continent on Friday as she laid wreaths at the graves of those thought to be the first and last soldiers killed in the First World War.

John Parr was killed in August 1914, while George Ellison was the final soldier to be killed on 11 November 1918, 90 minutes before the declaration of armistice.

Mrs May visited the St Symphorien Military Cemetery at which they both lay in Mons, Belgium.

She later met with Emmanuel Macron in France as they visited the Thiepval Memorial which commemorates missing British and South African soldiers killed in the Battle of the Somme.

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