The Duchess of Cornwall visited the Field of Remembrance in Westminster Abbey ahead of Armistice Day next week. Camilla is both a patron of the Poppy Factory and the Colonel-in-Chief of the Rifles regiment. She was dressed in a Rifles dress and hat by Philip Treacy, and a green military-style coat by Mr Roy. She also wore a regimental brooch and a poppy brooch.
Camilla paused at the plot laid in memory of the Lancers, the regiment of her late war hero father, Major Bruce Shand.
“Aha, my father’s regiment,” she was reported as saying. “Sadly I can’t read (the inscriptions) without my spectacles.”
The Field of Remembrance is in its 92nd year of commemorating all those who have lost their lives in the armed forces. The event is organised by the Poppy Factory and has been held in the grounds of the Abbey since November 1928