Why Kate Middleton wore three poppies on Remembrance Sunday

Why Kate Middleton wore three poppies on Remembrance Sunday?

Poppies are worn as a symbol of respect for those who died in conflicts such as the First World War and others. The royal family was also among the millions of people who wore poppies in the run-up to Armistice Day this week. The Duchess of Cambridge, on the other hand, wore three, along with a crystal brooch – but what does this mean?

According to one theory, the royals wear multiple brooches to honor family members who have served in wars and died.

Kate’s great-grandmother had three brothers who were killed in action during WWI, and during a moving visit to the Imperial War Museum in 2018, the Duchess saw letters from her ancestors. The palace, on the other hand, has never confirmed why Kate is wearing so many poppies.

Another theory is that a corsage of poppies is much more visible than a single flower.

Kate isn’t the only one who wears several poppies. Despite the fact that the Queen was unable to attend this year’s service due to a sprained back, she frequently wears five poppies.

While Her Majesty’s five poppies are thought to represent each service in the war: the Army, Navy, RAF, Civil Defence, and women, Buckingham Palace has never confirmed the reason for the monarch’s preference.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a particularly special brooch to the Remembrance Sunday service in 2019.

Kate wore The Codebreakers Brooch in honor of her grandmother Valerie Glassborow, her twin sister Mary, and her great-aunt, all of whom worked as codebreakers at Bletchley Park during WWII.

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