We are back with updates to Kate’s Calendar, beginning with word about participation in events surrounding the Centenary of World War I.
August 5th is the anniversary of Britain’s first full day fighting in the War; William, Harry and Kate will visit a special exhibit at the Tower of London commemorating the Great War. Nearly 900,000 handmade ceramic poppies, one for each British and Colonial war fatality, will be placed in the Tower’s moat. More from Historic Royal Palaces:
… the installation is being created in the Tower’s famous dry moat. It will continue to grow throughout the summer until the moat is filled with 888,246 ceramic poppies, each poppy representing a British or Colonial military fatality during the war.
The 888,246 poppies have been handmade at the studios of artist Paul Cummins.
The final poppy will be ‘planted’ on November 11th to coincide with the Armistice ending that War, it took effect at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. After the installation ends individual poppies will be available for purchase, each will cost £25. More on how proceeds from the poppy sales might be used from the Derby Telegraph:
If all of them are bought, the sale will amount to £15 million which will, in turn, be distributed between six various charities for the armed forces, including the Royal British Legion and Help For Heroes.