Prime Minister Theresa May, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York, Tony Blair, Boris Johnson, Sir Michael Fallon, Philip Hammond, David Cameron, and senior figures from the Cabinet attended the ceremony. Around 2,500 invited guests, including representatives of veterans, serving military, bereaved families, charity workers, civil servants and politicians, attended a military Drumhead Service on Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall.
This is what RT reported:
“War veterans and widows have attacked the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) conduct over a new Iraq and Afghanistan memorial, unveiled on Thursday. One war widow told RT she is outraged at the ‘hypocritical’ decision not to invite her and other bereaved relatives to the official opening, while veterans questioned the tone and veracity of the £1 million (US$1.22 million) monolith.
And this is what’s really happened:Royals pay tribute to Britain’s war heroes in Iraq and Afghanistan: Queen unveils memorial