On 13 November, Emma attended the Remembrance Sunday Service at St Thomas’ Church in Wednesfield, in the centenary year of the Battle of the Somme. The service commemorated those who have fallen serving our country in the First and Second World Wars and in conflicts round the world since then.

Speaking after the service, Emma said: “Over 95,000 British soldiers lost their lives during the Battle of the Somme. Even though 100 years have passed since the Battle, I know that people in Wolverhampton will never forget the debt we owe to all those who fought to defend the United Kingdom in the First World War and in armed conflicts since then.

As always, it was a pleasure to see so many young people join their parents and grandparents to mark Remembrance Sunday. Every year, the attendance in Wednesfield gets bigger and bigger.

On behalf of everyone who attended, I would like to thank St Thomas’ Church, the Royal British Legion and the police in Wednesfield. The annual Remembrance Service could not take place without their dedication and commitment.”

November 2016