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The Queen Visited The Striking Poppy Memorial At The Tower Of London

She walked through the sea of poppies with Prince Philip.

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The "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" poppy installation features over 800,000 handmade poppies, each one representative of a British or colonial soldier that lost their lives during the Great War.

The Queen, accompanied by Prince Philip, laid a wreath at the exhibit.


Workers mop the stairs ahead of a visit by Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, to the Tower of London's "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" poppy installation in central London on October 16, 2014. The art installation will eventually consist of over 800,000 ceramic poppies, and serves to symbolise British and colonial military fatalities in WW1. AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN DENNIS