The poppy tribute to World War I heroes was said to be deeply emotional that it brought Kate Middleton to tears.
Kate Middleton and husband Prince William toured central London's Tower of "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" poppy installation on August 5. According to USA Today, the royal couple took part in the commemoration of the 100th Year Anniversary of World War I. The visit to the London Tower was among the appearances the couple made to honour the war heroes.
Kate Middleton reportedly shed a tear, according to Mirror UK, before she planted her own ceramic poppy (see photo on the link). Vanity Fair added that the Duchess seemed to have wiped away tears while they toured the sea of red flowers planted by 8,000 volunteers.
The emotional tribute reportedly also had Kate Middleton and Prince William lost in thought and in awe at the amazing work artist Paul Cummins started. Mirror UK claims the Duchess described the memorial as an "amazing" sight.
Each red flower is believed to resemble the death of a British, Australian and a Commonwealth World War I hero. So far the site reported there are 120,000 ceramic poppies already planted. But according to Vanity Fair, The London Tower will be the venue of 888,246 poppies once the memorial culminates on Nov. 11.
Vanity Fair quoted the artist Paul Cummins on his work.
"The installation is transient, I found this poignant and reflective of human life, like those who lost their lives during First World War," he said.
Cummins reportedly wanted "to find a fitting way to remember" the heroes who died in the war, which according to Mirror UK, spanned from 1914 to 1918.
He reportedly also entrusted stage designer Tom Piper to plan on how the ceramic poppies will be planted around the tower's moat. He also hopes that eventually they would "become more fluid and the sea of red forms a wave or pours out of a window."
The last ceramic poppy to be planted on the "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" memorial will be on Armistice Day, according to Mirror UK. After which they will be sold at £25 each (around $42). The profits will then be divided among six army charities, including Help for Heroes and the Royal British Legion.
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