On November 07, 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey.
The Field of Remembrance is a memorial garden organised annually by the Poppy Factory in Westminster. For eight days, from the morning of the Thursday before Remembrance Sunday until the evening of the following Thursday, the lawn of St Margaret’s Church, Westminster, between Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament, is marked out with 250 plots for regimental and armed services associations.
Participants are able to buy a wooden token of remembrance (originally remembrance crosses, now a variety of shapes for different religions, including for ‘no faith’) decorated with a remembrance poppy. The token is generally marked with the name of a member of the armed forces who was killed in action and planted in the appropriate plot. The packed lines of remembrance symbols in the separate plots can resemble a temporary military cemetery. After the Field of Remembrance closes, the crosses are collected and burnt, and the ashes are scattered at the First World War battlefields in northern France and Belgium. Any money raised at the event is traditionally donated by The Poppy Factory to The Royal British Legion.
Prince Harry has attended the event for the past several years, this was Meghan’s first appearance at the event.
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On November 06, 2019 The Duke and Duchess of Sussex made a private visit to The Broom Farm Community Centre.
A post on Sussex Royal said: “The Duke and Duchess surprised their neighbours in Windsor at a coffee morning for military families in a community centre located in the heart of the Army housing estate. Every year during the month of November we pause to remember and honour all those who have served their country here in the UK, across the Commonwealth and around the world. Their Royal Highnesses also wanted to show support for the families of service personnel who are currently deployed overseas.
As we lead up to Remembrance Sunday, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will join Her Majesty The Queen and other Members of the Royal Family at various commemoration events, including the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall and the Cenotaph.
During the visit yesterday, Their Royal Highnesses met with young families who shared their experiences as parents and as couples who are often apart from their loved ones for months at a time. A reminder that a life of service does not simply describe the person wearing the uniform, but the entire family.”
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