16 October 2014

Visit to the Tower of London

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh visited the Tower of London to pay tribute at the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red memorial ceramic poppy installation and to visit the Chapel Royal.
For more: Telegraph article and video, ITNSource video, Zimbio gallery 1, Zimbio gallery 2. For more on the poppy installation, see the Tower of London site.
Undoubtedly an eye was kept here to the color of Her Majesty's outfit and the background of poppies, because the contrast really serves to accentuate the massive scale of this installation. And massive is the word, as the Tower marks the centenary of the First World War by progressively filling the moat with 888,246 ceramic poppies.

As far as brooches go, the green suit was accompanied by the top portion of the Round Cambridge Emerald Brooch, without its pendant. This is the third time we've seen this one used this year, but we haven't seen the pendant yet in 2014.

Photos: Chris Jackson via Getty Images, and ITNSource video