Britain’s Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, salutes after laying a cross at the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey in London, Britain, November eight, 2018. Jeremy Selwyn/Pool by way of REUTERS
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Harry visited a Field of Remembrance at London’s Westminster Abbey on Thursday to plant a memorial cross, half of a sequence of occasions to commemorate the tip of World War One a century in the past.
The Field of Remembrance has been held within the grounds of the abbey yearly since 1928. Ex-service personnel and members of the general public can plant a logo in reminiscence of those that died.
Some 70,000 crosses are produced by organizers, the Poppy Factory, that are planted on greater than 360 plots for regimental and different associations.
Harry, the Duke of Sussex, himself served within the British army, finishing two excursions in Afghanistan, and is a founder of the Invictus Games, a world paralympic-style occasion for army personnel wounded in motion.
He will be a part of Queen Elizabeth, his father Prince Charles and different senior royals for an annual Festival of Remembrance at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Saturday.
On Sunday, the queen and the royal household will attend the annual Remembrance Day Service at The Cenotaph, marking 100 years for the reason that armistice which introduced an finish to the 1914-18 battle.
Reporting by Michael Holden; enhancing by Stephen Addison