See the vigils in England and France as the royals remember the Somme


It has been a sombre morning as people across England and France gathered to remember the Battle of The Somme on its 100th anniversary.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry attended a military vigil at the gigantic Thiepval Memorial to the Missing in northern France.

The Queen launched an all-night vigil in London, which included a firing of guns in Parliament Square and an appearance by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery to an audience of people huddled in the rain.

In Edinburgh, a two-minute silence was held at Scotland's National War Memorial, with descendants of some of those who died at the Somme in attendance.

Lasting 141 days, the Battle of the Somme is regarded as one of the bloodiest battles in the First World War.

At least one million men were killed and wounded on both sides after they went "over the top" at 7.30am on July 1, 1916.