As Patron of the Poppy Factory, The Duchess of Cornwall today attended the 92nd Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey.
The Field of Remembrance has taken place since November 1928, to commemorate those who have lost their lives in the Armed Forces. Originally, the Poppy Factory took a group of wounded veterans, a tray of poppies and a collecting tin to the grounds of St Margaret’s Church at Westminster Abbey. Only a handful of poppies were planted around a single cross, but now tens of thousands of poppies are planted every year.
Ex-service men and women, as well as members of the public, can plant a cross or symbol carrying a personal message in memory of those who lost their lives in the service of others.