MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL FAMILY WILL ATTEND THE 91ST FIELD OF REMEMBRANCE AT WESTMINSTER ABBEY
Thursday 7th November 2019
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cornwall will attend the 91st Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey on Thursday 7th November. This will be seventh time that His Royal Highness has attended the event and the first time for the Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cornwall, who is Patron of the Poppy Factory.
The Field of Remembrance has been organised by the Poppy Factory and held in the grounds of Westminster Abbey since November 1928, when only two Remembrance Tribute Crosses were planted. There are now approximately 70,000 crosses produced by the factory team each year which are planted on more than 360 plots for regimental and other associations. Ex-service men and women, as well as members of the public, can plant a cross carrying a personal message in memory of those who have lost their lives in the service of others.
The Field is opened every Thursday before Remembrance Sunday and stays open for a further ten days.
Their Royal Highnesses will each lay a Cross of Remembrance and the ‘Last Post’ will sound. This will be followed by the ‘Exhortation to Remembrance, the chimes of Big Ben and a two-minute silence and reveille. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cornwall will then visit the plots for regimental and other associations, meeting veterans from all areas of the Armed Forces who have served in past campaigns and more recent conflicts. Twenty D-Day veterans will also be in attendance who will be amongst those Their Royal Highnesses will meet.
You can reflect on all of last year’s events in Royal Life issue 40.