Queen Elizabeth visited Westminster service of thanksgiving: to commemorate end of WW II

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 06:01 GMT, May 11, 2015 |

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth attended a service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey, in London, yesterday (Sunday), to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, which marks the end of the second world war.

Members of the royal family including the Queen’s husband, Prince Philip, and her first son, Prince Charles, joined her to commemorate the event and to greet many war veterans who attended the ceremony.

Ahead of the service, the Queen, who was a young princess on Victory in Europe day in 1945, laid a wreath at the grave of the unknown soldier in the crowded abbey. The service was followed by an Armed Forces and Veteran’s parade through the streets of central London.