THE Royal Household joined forces right this moment to honour the women and men who gave their lives defending their nation.
To mark Remembrance Sunday, The Queen wore 5 poppies to pay her respects to the armed forces.
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Her Majesty wore a diamond bow-shaped broach beneath her crimson poppies as paid her respects on the Cenotaph ceremony this morning.
Though The Palace has by no means confirmed why The Queen opts for 5 poppies, it’s extensively believed that every represents a service within the battle – the Military, Navy, RAF, Civil Defence and girls.
Previously, Her Majesty beforehand would solely have three poppies and her transfer to 5 might replicate her place as head of The Royal Household.
In distinction, future King Consort Kate Middleton wore three poppies as a mark of respect to the Armed Forces.
Kate Middleton wore three poppies on the CenotaphCredit score: ©2020 James Whatling
In accordance with Hiya! one principle is that every poppy represents a member of the family who fought and died within the battle.
The Duchess of Cambridge’s great-grandmother had three brothers who had been killed in motion throughout the First World Warfare with Kate viewing letters from her ancestors throughout a visit to the Imperial Warfare Museum in 2018.
Final yr noticed Kate forgo tradtion, sporting a £29.99 poppy brooch on Sunday to honour her code-breaker grandmother.
Kate’s grandmother Valerie labored at Bletchley Park the place the Nazis’ Enigma machine code was deciphered throughout World Warfare Two.
Camilla wore one poppy on her left facetCredit score: 2020 Getty Photographs
The ‘codebreakers’ poppy was launched earlier this yr to recollect those that labored in sign intelligence and has “lest we overlook” inscribed within the again.
Elsewhere, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall selected to put on only one poppy this yr regardless of having beforehand worn three.
Prince Charles’ spouse wore the poppy on the left facet as it’s closest to the center.
Nonetheless, The British Legion‘s official web site states that there’s “no ‘appropriate’ solution to put on a poppy” and all of it boils down to non-public choice.
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