About 150 military personnel will take part in the service at the Cenotaph this year

Members of the Royal Family, the government and the armed forces are among those marking Remembrance Sunday in scaled-back commemorations.

They are attending the National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in central London, where social distancing measures are in force because of the coronavirus pandemic.

It is also the first time the service will be closed off to the public.

At 11:00 GMT the annual two-minute silence will be held across the UK.

The Royal British Legion and Legion Scotland are advising people to observe the silence in honour of those who lost their lives in conflicts from their doorsteps.

Meanwhile, members of the public are being encouraged to share family histories and messages of remembrance online using the hashtag #WeWillRememberThem.

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said: “While this year’s service is a little different to normal, I want to encourage everyone to get involved from their own homes – watch on your TV, research your family history – but most importantly, keep safe.”