On Thursday, November 7, Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex attended the 91st Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey. This is the seventh time Harry has attended this event (having previously accompanied the Duke of Edinburgh), and the first for Meghan.
The Field of Remembrance has been organized by the Poppy Factory and held on the grounds of Westminster Abbey since 1928, when only two Remembrance Tribute Crosses were planted. There are now around 70,000 crosses produced each year by the Poppy Factory. Ex-military as well as members of the public can plant crosses in honor of those who lost their lives in service of their country. The Field of Remembrance opens the Thursday before Remembrance Sunday, and stays open for 10 days.
Harry and Meghan both planted a cross, each barring their monogram. The Duchess of Cornwall was scheduled to attend as well, as Patron of the Poppy Factory, but bowed out due to illness, so her cross was planted by Surgeon Rear Admiral Lionel Jarvis (the President of the Poppy Factory).
Afterward, Harry and Meghan met with veterans and service family members.
Remembrance events are not about fashion, but I do want to mention Meghan’s fashion here because while I think the coat is just okay, Meghan’s hat, hair, and makeup look especially pretty at this event.Embed from Getty Images
Credit to UFO No More for the ids.