Why the British Royal family members are wearing poppy pins

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Read to find out the special meaning behind the red poppy pins.

A little more than a week into November, the Royal family members are in full swing in terms of carrying out their duties and attending important events. Prince William and Princess Kate Middleton returned from their holiday to make their first official appearance, and King Charles III is busy attending to matters in Buckingham palace.

A busy schedule is in place for the Royal family members leading up to the coronation of King Charles III. That being said, the family members have been seen wearing poppy pins during official appearances. What is the meaning behind the pins?

Why the British Royal family members are wearing poppy pins Samir Hussein

Back in full swing

Following a three-week absence that focused on spending time with their children during the half-term break, Prince William and Princess Kate have officially restarted their Royal duties, beginning with lending their support for mental health endeavors, reports People Magazine.

The Prince and Princess of Wales visited Scarborough specifically with the intention of implementing their new strategy for Royal visits, which included raising money through the Royal Foundation in collaboration with local foundations, which was then transferred to the relevant organizations focused on providing mental health support for the youth.

The Royal couple facilitated £345,000 in funding for the organizations in Scarborough, and Prince William noted that this would be the first of many endeavors in terms of fully implementing this model of Royal visits to certain locations. The idea is to specifically contribute to the community that the Royal couple is visiting and supporting.

Why the British Royal family members are wearing poppy pins Karwai Tang

Hosting guests at Buckingham Palace

King Charles III and The Queen Consort, Camilla, were busy in Buckingham Palace as they were hosting British Olympians who won medals in the Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 Olympics as well as in the Paralympics, reports Tatler.

Alongside King Charles and Camilla were Anne, Princess Royal, Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, and the Queen's cousin, Prince Richard, the Duke of Gloucester. Princess Anne competed in the equestrian three-day event during the 1976 Olympics, and she was seen joyously interacting with the Olympians.

All five of the Royal family members were seen to be wearing poppy pins, and they posed for a photo for the first time since the Queen's funeral. The support extended toward the Olympians celebrating their 64-medal victory in Tokyo, in addition to 124 medals in the Paralympics, clearly highlighted the athletic prowess of the nation on the international platform.

Why the British Royal family members are wearing poppy pins Samir Hussein

What is the meaning behind the poppy pins?

The Poppy pins are specifically worn during the month of November, and it is with respect to the military members who have died in wars. It is a symbol that has been used since 1921. The flower is specifically associated with Remembrance Day on 11 November, which is maintained by the UK and other Commonwealth countries, reports People Magazine.

The origin of the symbol comes from John Mcrae's poem 'In Flanders Fields' which is dedicated to World War I, and the opening section of the poem reads:

In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row,That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below.

Additionally, The Royal British Legion sells poppy pins in order to help with the process of raising money for veterans. This entire month the Royal family members will primarily focus on events relating to the military, providing relevant support and paying respects.

Why the British Royal family members are wearing poppy pins Chris Jackson

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