Queen's poppy factory visit

The Queen visited the factory in Richmond where the Royal British Legion's poppies are made. She spoke to staff ahead of Remembrance Day on Sunday and even made a poppy herself.

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Queen visits poppy factory in Surrey

Queen visits poppy factory in Surrey.

The Queen was welcomed by President of The Poppy Factory, Sara Jones CBE, DL, Chairman Bernard Cook and Chief Executive Melanie Waters and then accompanied on a tour of the poppy production facility in Richmond, Surrey.

Her Majesty has been a regular supporter of The Poppy Factory, over the years visiting on three occasions, the last time being 20 years ago. The visit is a double celebration for The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Year and the charity’s 90th Anniversary.

The Poppy Factory has produced, by hand, some 12 million poppies and 107,000 wreaths in time for Remembrance Day this year and Ian Lindsay, who has been an employee of The Poppy Factory for 26 years, showed Her Majesty how to make one of the red remembrance emblems.

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