The Queen Visits “Blood Swept Lands And Seas Of Red”

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Image from Historic Royal Palaces.

Last August, I posted an entry about the opening of “Blood Swept Lands And Seas Of Red”, the art installation at the Tower of London that commemorates the centennial of the British Empire’s entry into World War I.  I added another note when Prince Harry and the Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge visited the site a few days later.

Yesterday, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip viewed the poppy installation and attended a service in the Tower’s Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula.

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Photo by Chris Jackson.

Prince Philip is 93 years old, born only seven years after the war began.

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There are 888,246 poppies in the display, one for each of the British and colonial fatalities of World War I.

prince-philip_queen-elizabeth-ii_art_exhibitions--h=500aLost in a sea of red.

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