Royals attend remembrance events

Published: Thursday 6th November 2014 by The News Editor

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The Queen and Prince Harry will take part in remembrance-themed events today.

The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of Cambridge will attend the opening and dedication of the Flanders Fields Memorial Garden at Wellington Barracks in central London.

The garden has been created with soil taken from the 70 battlefields and Commonwealth War Grave Cemeteries in Flanders.

Harry will visit the Field Of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey.

He will be met by the Dean of Westminster, the Sub-Dean and Rector of St Margaret’s Church, the President of the Royal British Legion Poppy Factory, as well as members of the Poppy Factory.

Harry is expected to lay a cross of remembrance in front of two wooden crosses from the graves of unknown British soldiers from the First and Second World Wars.

The Last Post will sound, followed by two minutes’ silence, after which the Prince will visit the plots, meeting veterans from past and more recent conflicts.

This is the second time Harry will have visited the Field Of Remembrance, as he accompanied Philip last year.

The first Field of Remembrance was held in the grounds of Westminster Abbey in November 1928. That year only two Remembrance Tribute Crosses were planted. But it began a tradition that took root and has grown over the decades.

Each Remembrance Tribute carries a personal message to someone who lost his or her life.

Published: Thursday 6th November 2014 by The News Editor

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