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Meghan and Harry to visit Westminster Abbey’s Field of Remembrance

The couple will be joined by the Duchess of Cornwall, who is patron of the Poppy Factory in south-west London.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Yui Mok/PA)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Yui Mok/PA)

By Tony Jones, PA Court Correspondent

The Duchess of Sussex will make her first visit to Westminster Abbey’s Field of Remembrance with her husband ahead of the national Remembrance Sunday ceremony.

Harry and Meghan will view the plots of tiny crosses erected by regiments, military units and other organisations associated with the First World War and other conflicts.

The couple will be joined by the Duchess of Cornwall, who is patron of the Poppy Factory in south-west London where remembrance poppies are made.

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.

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The Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

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.

In the run-up to Remembrance Sunday, members of the monarchy are attending a series of events commemorating those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, culminating in the service at the Cenotaph, where the Queen and senior royals will gather to pay their respects.

During their visit, Harry, Meghan and Camilla will each lay a cross of remembrance and tour the plots, where they will meet veterans from all areas of the armed forces who have served in past campaigns and more recent conflicts.

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