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Armistice Day 2018: Colourised photos show scenes outside Buckingham Palace 100 years ago

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Armistice Day 2018: Colourised photos show scenes outside Buckingham Palace 100 years ago


INCREDIBLE colourised photos taken outside Buckingham Palace on Armistice Day show the Royal Family on the balcony of the London residence as crowds of people stand outside the gates waving their hands, hats, handkerchiefs and flags as they cheered the end of the First World War in 1918.




The stunning black and white pictures taken on November 11 1918 have been colourised, revealing how the moving scenes would have looked 100 years ago.

Joyful servicemen and civilians gathered outside the royal palace after the announcement of Armistice, marking the end of the devastating four-year conflict.

Union flags can be seen as people waved their hats, handkerchiefs and hands in the air.

George V was monarch at the time, and it is likely the King was among the members of the Royal Family standing on the balcony.

Hundreds of men, women and children gathered at Buckingham Palace to join the royals for the moment.

The Armistice began at 11am on November 11 1918, prompting huge crowds outside the palace.

It comes as the nation is preparing to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War on Sunday.

Remembrance Day falls on the second Sunday of November every year.

Colourised photo

The incredible photos reveal how the moving scenes would have looked 100 years ago (Image: PA)

Colourised photo

Joyful servicemen and civilians gathered outside the royal palace (Image: PA)

Black and white photo

The stunning black and white pictures were taken on November 11 1918 (Image: PA)

The Queen and other members of the Royal Family will attend the Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph on Sunday to honour those who have died in wars.

The monarch will view the service from the balcony of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office building.

Charles will lay a wreath on the Queen’s behalf at the service, while an equerry will lay a wreath on behalf of the Duke of Edinburgh.

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The Armistice began at 11am on November 11 1918, prompting huge crowds outside the palace (Image: PA)

The Queen

The Queen pictured at last year’s Remembrance Day service (Image: GETTY)

There will be thousands of Remembrance events taking place across the country as Britain falls silent for two minutes at 11am.

On Sunday evening, the monarch will be among royals who will attend a service to mark the centenary of the Armistice at Westminster Abbey.

And the Queen will attend the annual Royal Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall along with other members of the Royal Family on Saturday.

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