Britain's Prince Andrew and political leaders attend remembrance service at London's Cenotaph Friday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of VE Day. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Britain's Prince Andrew and political leaders attended a remembrance service at London's Cenotaph on Friday (May 8) to commemorate the 70th anniversary of VE Day. Political leaders, including the newly re-elected Prime Minister David Cameron, attended alongside Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and former Labor Leader Ed Miliband, both of whom announced their resignations shortly before the service due to poor election results. At 3pm the chimes of Big Ben rang out near a statue of Winston Churchill, marking the moment he told Britain the news that Germany had surrendered and World War 2 was over. At the same time a gun salute was carried out by the Honorable Artillery Company near the Tower of London, followed by two minutes of silence. Prince Andrew laid a wreath at the Cenotaph on behalf of the Queen, followed by political leaders who just hours beforehand were in the grips of Britain's general election. Britain's National Anthem 'God Save The Queen' was played as flags were gently raised and lowered again in front of the Cenotaph. he Queen, who was a young princess on VE Day in 1945, will attend a service of thanksgiving on Sunday (May 10) at Westminster Abbey.