Theresa May attends Remembrance Day festival in elegant black gown

Mrs May attended without husband Philip, but was joined by members of the royal clan at the event to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War. Stepping out of the torrential rain and into the stunning Royal Albert Hall, she chatted with staff at the festival before taking her place alongside the Queen, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Princess Anne, who also made an appearance. Mrs May also sat with the royals in the Royal Box. 

In the presence of the royal family, the Royal British Legion is leading the nation in thanking those who served, sacrificed and changed Britain all those years ago.

Earlier in the day, Prince Harry looked thoughtful as he attended a wreath-laying ceremony at Twickenham before the start of the rugby game between England and New Zealand.

The First World War, also known as the Great War, as an international conflict that happened between 1914 and 1918 and embroiled most of the nations of Europe, Russia, the US, Middle East and other regions.

The war pitted the Central Powers such as Germany, Austria, Hungary and Turkey against allies Great Britain, France, Russia, Italy, Japan and America from 1917.

It ended with the defeat of the central powers as well as the deaths of more than 16million people.

The First World War was one of the deadliest conflicts in the history of the human race, with casualties of up to 36million. Up to seven million civilians and around nine million military personnel were killed in the war.

It ended at 11am on the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 when Germany signed an armistice peace agreement that had been prepared by Britain and France.

Mrs May’s attendance this evening comes after a particularly challenging week that saw Boris Johnson’s brother, Jo, quit his role as Transport Minister.

The blonde Remainer cited Brexit and a lack of faith in Mrs May’s powers of negotiation as the reason.