Queen joined by Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Gallipoli service

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Image caption The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also attended the ceremony at the Queen's Sandringham estate

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have made a surprise appearance at a wreath-laying service to remember those who died in the Gallipoli campaign.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh each placed a wreath at a war memorial on Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.

The service was held to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of one of the bloodiest World War One campaigns.

William and Kate, who were not scheduled to take part, attended a service at St Mary Magdalene Church.

The Gallipoli campaign was an allied operation which aimed to force the Ottoman empire out of the war.

More than 131,000 allied and Turkish troops died in the battle, including 11,400 Anzac (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) and 25,000 British soldiers.

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