The Queen Consort Attends 94th Year of the Field of Remembrance

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The Duchess of Cornwall places a memorial cross during a service to remember the war dead on Armistice Day at the 93rd Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey in London, which has been held in the grounds of the abbey since November 1928. November 11, 2021.
The Duchess of Cornwall places a memorial cross during a service to remember the war dead on Armistice Day at the 93rd Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey in London, which has been held in the grounds of the abbey since November 1928. November 11, 2021.

HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN CONSORT ATTENDS THE 94TH FIELD OF REMEMBRANCE AT WESTMINSTER ABBEY

Thursday 10th November 2022

Her Majesty The Queen Consort will attend the 94th year of the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey.

In 1928, Major George Howson MC suggested using land outside Westminster Abbey as a place where anyone could plant a poppy in memory of a loved one. This established a Remembrance tradition which has continued for 94 years.

Upon arrival, Her Majesty will be greeted by the Dean of Westminster Abbey, the Very Reverend David Hoyle. Dr Hoyle will invite Her Majesty to meet several members of Abbey staff, the National President of the Royal British Legion, the President of the Poppy Factory, Surgeon Rear Admiral Lionel Jarvis and Lieutenant General James Bashall.

Surgeon Rear Admiral Lionel Jarvis will then escort the Queen Consort throughout the service.

Admiral Jarvis will invite the Queen Consort to stand in front of the Cross of Remembrance, prayers will be offered by the Dean of Westminster and the Canon-in-Residence, after which Her Majesty will be invited to lay a Cross of Remembrance.

This is followed by the ‘Exhortation to Remembrance’ and the chimes of Big Ben at 1100hrs.

After a two-minute silence, the Queen Consort will meet the Secretary of State for Defence, the Rt. Hon. Ben Wallace MP and a short line-up of Poppy Factory staff.

Admiral Jarvis will then invite Her Majesty to review the plots for regimental and other associations.

Moving inside St. Margaret’s Church, the Queen Consort will be invited to sign the visitors’ book and meet members of the clergy.

Before departure, Her Majesty will be invited by the Dean of Westminster to view a plot in remembrance of Queen Elizabeth II.

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