At the Royal British Legion’s Festival of Remembrance, the ex Countdown star was seen welling up during a touching tribute to those who served in the First and Second World War. Ahead of tomorrow’s Armistice Day, she joined the Royal Family and Prime Minister Theresa May to pay her respects to soldiers at the Royal Albert Hall. She sobbed listening to stories of families who have lost loved ones in the first and Second World Wars.
Wiping away tears, she applauded bereaved families as they walked through the poppy-clad venue.
The mathematician was at the event along with the Queen, Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Meghan and Prince Harry, Kate and William and Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip.
Huw Edwards opened the tribute, which was broadcast by the BBC.
He said: “Your Majesty, your Royal Highnesses, ladies and gentlemen.
“On this evening, 100 years ago, the world stood on the brink of peace after four years of relentless bloodshed and terrible suffering.
“Within a matter of hours, the Armistice would be signed, the guns would fall silent, and the 11th day of the 11th month would of course become our prime emblem of peace and remembrance.
“Tonight, we will remember all those whose lives were touched by those four years of dreadful conflict.”
He added: “We give thanks for the sacrifices they made and we pay tribute to their contribution on the long and very costly road to peace.”