The Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Harry carried out their first joint engagement as they opened the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey.The first Field of Remembrance was held in the grounds of Westminster Abbey in November 1928, making 2013 the 85th year.
Remembrance crosses are provided so that ex-servicemen and women, as well as members of the public, can plant a cross in memory of their fallen comrades and loved ones.
Organised and run by the Poppy Factory, the Field is opened for 11 days each year, from the Thursday preceding Remembrance Sunday through to the following Sunday
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Sir Bruce entertained audiences for more than seven decades.
Work in the tower will also pause over the bank holiday weekend.