The Duchess of Sussex today made her first visit to & # 39; Field of Remembrance & # 39; from Westminster Abbey when she joined her husband Prince Harry to honor the nation's war dead.
Harry and Meghan will this morning see the sea of small crosses established by regiments, military units and other organizations related to the First World War and other conflicts.
The prince represents the royal family at the annual event since 2013, but it is the first time his wife has joined him.
Meanwhile, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today met the Grenfell Tower and attacked victims of terrorist attacks while visiting emergency personnel at St. Martin-in-the-Fields church in London.
William and Kate participated in the launch of the new charity National Trusts Trust, where Kate believed she was wearing a poppy brooch of World War I worth £ 29.99 for at least the second year in a row.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex express their respect as they visit the memorial field at Westminster Abbey today
Harry represents the royal family at the annual event since 2013, but today is the first time his wife has joined him
The Duchess of Sussex arrives this morning for her first visit to & # 39; Field of Remembrance & # 39; from Westminster Abbey
The Duchess of Sussex attends the 91st memorial field at Westminster Abbey in London this morning
The Duchess of Sussex brings her first visit to & # 39; Field of Remembrance & # 39; this morning. from Westminster Abbey
The Duchess of Sussex arrives this morning to visit the Memorial Field at Westminster Abbey in London
They would also be accompanied by his stepmother, the Duchess of Cornwall, who is the patron of The Poppy Factory in South West London, where memorial poppies are made.
But Camilla reluctantly had to stop the engagement on her doctor's orders after she had a breast infection that had gotten worse in recent days.
The Field of Remembrance has been organized by The Poppy Factory and has been held on the grounds of Westminster Abbey since November 1928, when only two Remembrance Tribute Crosses were planted.
Every year, around 70,000 crosses are produced by the Factory team, which are planted on more than 360 plots for regimental and other associations.
2018: The Duke of Sussex salutes after laying a Memorial Cross for wooden crosses on the site last November
2017: Harry at Westminster Abbey of Remembrance two years ago in honor of the fallen for Armistice Day
2016: Prince Harry lays a wooden cross on Westminster Memorial Field to commemorate the fallen three years ago
Ex-service men and women, as well as members of the public, can plant a cross with a personal message in memory of those who have lost their lives in the service of others.
How Westminster Abbey has hosted a moving memorial field for almost a century
The first Field of Remembrance was held on the grounds of Westminster Abbey in November 1928, making 2018 the 89th year.
In the first year, only two crosses were planted, but it began a tradition that took root and grew over the decades.
Each tribute conveys a personal message to someone who has lost his or her life in the service of the country.
Former soldiers or members of the public are planting the crosses in memory of their fallen comrades and loved ones.
Poppies were first presented as a symbol of Commemoration in 1918 and were adopted by the American Legion in 1920.
In 1921 the British Legion also took over the idea and the first Poppy Appeal was born.
The other fields are located in Lydiard Park in Wiltshire, Cardiff, Belfast, Gateshead, Edinburgh and Inverness.
The field is open every Thursday before the remembrance Sunday and remains open for ten days. Each of the three royals submits a Cross of Remembrance before the & # 39; Last Post & # 39; sounds.
This is followed by the & # 39; Letter of Reminder & # 39 ;, the Big Ben chimes and a two-minute silence and revival.
Harry and Meghan will then visit the plots for regimental and other associations, meet veterans from all areas of the armed forces, including 20 D-Day veterans.
The engagement will belong to a number led by the Royal Family, since they are leading the country's annual commemorative events.
The Queen, patron of the Royal British Legion, visited the Royal British Legion Industries & Village in Aylesford yesterday, which provides shelter and welfare support to veterans and the wider armed forces community.
On Saturday, the monarch and all senior royals – including Charles, Camilla, William, Kate, Harry and Meghan – will attend the annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall.
This will be their first joint public appearance since Harry and Meghan & # 39; s bombshell documentary in which she spoke about her struggle to adapt to life as a royal.
The Duke of York, the Count and Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and the Duke of Kent will also be present.
2015: Prince Harry respects three years ago at Westminster Abbey & # 39; s Remembrance in London
2014: Prince Harry greets a memorial cross while opening the 86th Memorial Field five years ago
2013: Prince Harry met with soldiers and women six years ago at the Memorial Field in Westminster Abbey
On Remembrance Sunday, for the third year in a row, the queen will watch the annual Remembrance Day Service at The Cenotaph from the balcony of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office's office, after assistants finally admitted that the ceremony had become too heavy for the 93-year-old sovereign.
Instead, a wreath is laid on her behalf by the Prince of Wales. An equerry will also lay a wreath for the Duke of Edinburgh, 98, who has withdrawn from public life.
The service at the Cenotaph will be attended by all other senior members of the royal family, and after the service Prince Andrew will greet him on a march past veteran organizations on Horse Guards Parade.
On Monday, the Duke of Kent will also attend The National Memorial Arboretum Armistice Day Service in Staffordshire.
Archie is CRAWLING and has two teeth! Proud Harry and Meghan share details of six-month-old son paying homage to military families who & # 39; keep it together at home & # 39; while partners serve abroad
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared details of life with baby son Archie as he turns six months old – telling a group of military families that he is starting to crawl and has two teeth.
Prince Harry also praised those who maintain a home life while their partner is absent and sympathized with service personnel that their child's development went wrong while serving abroad.
The couple met families from the Welsh Guards, Coldstream Guards and Household Cavalry when they visited a coffee morning yesterday at Windsor's Broom Farm Community Center, in the heart of an army residential area.
Photos & details of Harry and Meghan's visit were released this morning at 9 am in an Instagram post on the couple's Sussex Royal account, telling how they & # 39; surprised their neighbors in Windsor & # 39 ;.
Harry – who returned from his visit to Japan for the Rugby World Cup final on Sunday – wore a Royal British Legion poppy on a blue sweater on top of a shirt and received an animated cake from a young girl named Poppy Dean.
Poppy Dean is giving a cake to The Duchess of Sussex during a visit to Broom Farm Community Center in Windsor yesterday
During the visit to Windsor, the duke and duchess of Sussex speak to members of the families of serving soldiers yesterday
Meghan speaks with a family while she attends a coffee morning yesterday with families of deployed army in the center
Meghan, wearing a white blouse and black skirt, wore her poppy on a khaki green jacket – and squatted down as she talked to the children.
It comes after Harry sent the English rugby team a picture of Archie in a red rose sweater in a lucky message last week, before the final they lost to South Africa.
Today the Duchess of Sussex will pay her first visit to & # 39; Field of Remembrance & # 39; from Westminster Abbey as she joins her husband and mother-in-law, the Duchess of Cornwall, to honor the nation's war dead.
The majority of the Coldstream Guards are in Kenya and a large part of the Welsh Guards comes at the end of a long commitment in the Falklands.
Harry, who served as an army officer for 10 years, said he feared military families keeping it together at home and said: “It's incredibly difficult. I have so much respect and admiration for everyone involved. & # 39;
The Sussex people took Archie to southern Africa last month for their first official family tour and the duke who empathize with servants who love their children.
The royal couple met families from the Welsh Guards, Coldstream Guards and Household Cavalry yesterday
The Duchess of Sussex yesterday held out her hand to a child in the family of a soldier in The Welsh Guards
Harry also praised those who have a home life while their partner is absent during the visit today
Meghan talked to parents yesterday about the visit to the Windsor center about her son, who was six months old yesterday
He said: & # 39; I can't imagine what it is like to miss so much because they change so quickly. & # 39;
Harry and Meghan & # 39; s post on their Instagram page
Yesterday the duke and duchess surprised their neighbors in Windsor on a coffee morning for military families in a community center in the heart of the army residential area. Every year during the month of November we pause to remind and honor everyone who has served their country here in the United Kingdom, in the Commonwealth and around the world. Their Royal Highnesses also wanted to show support to the families of service personnel currently deployed abroad.
In the run-up to Remembrance Sunday, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with Her Majesty The Queen and other members of the Royal Family will participate in various memorial events, including the Memorial Festival at the Royal Albert Hall and the Cenotaph.
During the visit yesterday, Her Royal Highnesses met young families who shared their experiences as parents and couples who are often months apart from their loved ones. A reminder that an employed life describes not only the person in the uniform, but the entire family.
Meghan talked to parents about her son, who was six months old yesterday, and shared stories of his development with Amy Thompson, whose husband Brad is affiliated with the Welsh Guards.
Thompson said: & # 39; My daughter Aeris is as old as Archie and we were talking about weaning and the children who started to crawl – she's just a normal mother and it was like talking to a friend. & # 39;
During the visit Harry was shown with a little girl while Meghan gave a toddler.
Army husband, Leigh Smith, took her eight-year-old daughter Molly to meet the royal visitors, and the younger one said: & Meghan promised not to tell anyone that I was out of school. She asked me who my best friend was. & # 39;
Mrs. Smith added: “We had a party when Harry and Meghan got married and we've been following their story ever since, so it was a great experience for Molly to shake hands with them. It is really special and a nice boost for the entire community. & # 39;
Coldstream Guards welfare officer Captain Colin Lewis said the visit was a welcome tonic after a tough 18 months.
The officer said: “The regiment really appreciates the support that families offer by picking up the burden when the servant is absent.
& # 39; It is great for the duke and duchess to take the time to truly understand the challenges they face.
Harry, who served as an army officer for 10 years, said he feared military families who kept it together at home
The Sussex people visited the center a month after they had brought Archie to South Africa for their first official tour
The Duchess of Sussex receives a posy flower from Bonnie and Maggie Emanuel (mother and daughter) yesterday
Photos & details of the visit were released today at 9:00 am in an Instagram post on the couple's Sussex Royal account
& # 39; They are very down to earth and they have taken a snapshot of the entire community here by talking to many people from different backgrounds. & # 39;
Tariq Baksh, from the household cavalry welfare team, also found that the couple could deal with many of the families as young parents, saying: “They are a modern family and fully empathized with people – our families realized they were not be different. & # 39;
Helen Llewelyn-Usher, wife of Welsh Guards commander officer Lieutenant Colonel Henry Llewelyn-Usher, said the visit will help families make new friends.
She said: “It's amazing that Harry and Meghan found time to adjust to their busy schedule – they shake hands. It brought many people together and now they will always have this great memory in common. & # 39;
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