The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh in Westminster Abbey, London
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VE Day: A day of celebration and remembrance

The Queen has joined around 1,000 veterans and their families in a service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

The Archbishop of Canterbury said the veterans had ensured "victory over the greatest darkness of the 20th Century".

Crowds gathered to watch a military parade passing through Westminster towards Buckingham Palace.

The BBC's Nicholas Witchell reports.

  • 10 May 2015
  • From the section UK
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