Queen Camilla looks solemn as she lays Cross of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey

Queen Camilla

Queen Camilla made a solemn appearance at Westminster Abbey

Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 09/11/2023

- 12:18

The Queen wore a dark green dress and a black cape today

Queen Camilla looked solemn at the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey today.

The Queen was photographed laying a Cross of Remembrance, a respectful act during the 95th Year Of The Field Of Remembrance.

For 75 years, North Green outside Westminster Abbey has been used as a location for poppies to be laid.

Poppies are symbolic in the UK to remember those who have died in conflict.

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Queen Camilla laying a cross at Westminster Abbey


Camilla wore a dark green dress and black jacket with a fluffy black hat and gloves.

She stood in front of the Cross of Remembrance for a quiet moment of reflection.

At 11am, the chimes of Big Ben were heard after the "Exhortation of Remembrance".

Camilla was invited to meet the Secretary of State for Defence, Grant Shapps.

Queen Camilla

Queen Camilla lays Cross of Remembrance during 95th Year Of The Field Of Remembrance


The Queen also met the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Johnny Mercer.

King Charles's wife made sure to thank the staff and supporters of The Poppy Factory who attended the event.

Today's Remembrance tradition was started by Major George Howson MC in 1928.

The intention was for anyone to lay a poppy to remember a loved one.

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Queen Camilla wore a lovely green dress


Queen Camilla

Queen Camilla kept warm with a black fluffy hat


The Queen was greeted by the Dean of Westminster Abbey, the Very Reverend David Hoyle, as she arrived at the Abbey this morning.

He invited the 76-year-old to meet several members of Abbey staff.

Queen Camilla was also introduced to The National President of the Royal British Legion, Vice Admiral Sir Clive Johnstone and the President of the Poppy Factory, Surgeon Rear Admiral Lionel Jarvis.

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