Kate and Camilla wear the same poppy pin to thank women who supported the war movement
Duchess Kate and Duchess Camilla wore the same special ornament as a touching tribute to extraordinary women.
The Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge were seen with a very special pin on their lapels: a brooch in the form of a poppy created to commemorate the contribution of women to the First World War reported Hello Magazine on November 2, 2018.
This year, November 11 will mark 100 years since the end of the conflict that claimed more lives than any other before it, with a reported 20 million deaths and 21 million wounded.
The Duchess of Cornwall is wearing a special poppy to thank the women who served and supported the war movement during the First World War.— The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (@ClarenceHouse) November 2, 2018
In this important centenary year, 100 years since the end of WWI, The @PoppyLegion are leading the nation in a #ThankYou100 #Armistice100 pic.twitter.com/9FkSXNNfyo
"The Duchess of Cornwall is wearing a special poppy to thank the women who served and supported the war movement during the First World War. In this important centenary year, 100 years since the end of WWI, The @PoppyLegion are leading the nation in a #ThankYou100 #Armistice100."
COMMEMORATING WOMEN'S CONTRIBUTION TO WWI
The brooch the Duchesses were photographed wearing was created to celebrate the Centenary anniversary of the end of the War, which falls on November 11, 2018.
The enameled poppy-shaped pin is gold-plated and handset with baguette crystals, and each brooch also comes with a certificate commemorating the life of a woman who lost her life during the First World War.
Her Royal Highness presented a “Points of Light Award” to Omar Badjie in recognition of his voluntary service. These awards have been made by The Queen, as Head of the Commonwealth, to thank inspirational volunteers. #RoyalVisitTheGambia 🇬🇲 pic.twitter.com/xPoVTja9XJ— The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (@ClarenceHouse) November 1, 2018
DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE AT THE WAR MUSEUM
Duchess Kate chose to wear one of the poppy pins on a visit to the Imperial War Museum where she learned about her own family's contribution to the war effort. Three of her great-grandmother's brothers were killed in the First World War – and their letters are on display in the museum.
The traditional Gambian handicrafts produced by young female entrepreneurs are supported by the global “SheTrades” initiative. pic.twitter.com/sqhxCmJe1s— The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (@ClarenceHouse) November 1, 2018
KATE'S GREAT-GRANDMOTHER SERVED IN WWI
Duchess Kate also got to see her great-grandmother Olive's nursing registration card and read a letter of condolence sent on behalf of George V to her family, thanking them for their sacrifice o behalf of the kingdom.
Her Royal Highness met schoolchildren who have taken part in a writing course. A girl read the essay she had submitted as part of the @CWEssayComp— The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (@ClarenceHouse) November 1, 2018
The Duchess takes a keen interest in literacy & awards certificates for this prize on behalf of The Queen. #RoyalVisitTheGambia 🇬🇲 pic.twitter.com/dqhPQol7ZT
DUCHESS CAMILLA WORE HER POPPY IN GAMBIA
Duchess Camilla sported her poppy on the shoulder of her pretty blue suit on a visit to St Therese’s School in the Gambia where she awarded the winners of the Commonwealth Essay Competition, one of the flagship programmes of the Royal Commonwealth Society, their diplomas.
The Duchess and the Prince of Wales are on a 9-day tour of Africa but will return to London in time for the Prince's 70th birthday on November 14, 2018.
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“Lionel was here the day before yesterday for a bit, & I have seen him two or three times in the last few days.” – a letter from Maurice to his father, 24 May 1915.— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) October 31, 2018
The Duchess views several documents relating to her relatives’ experiences, including the brothers’ letters home. pic.twitter.com/WR89GeJhTr
KEEPING SAFE WITH FEMALE BODYGUARDS
The Royal women are always accompanied by security officers, but they have made some interesting and innovative choices. All three Duchesses - Camilla, Kate, and Meghan - have demonstrated a preference for female bodyguards.
Today, The Duchess of Cambridge visited @I_W_M London to see letters and documents relating to the lives of her great-great-uncles – three brothers who all fought and lost their lives in WWI. #Armistice100 #LestWeForget— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) October 31, 2018
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UNDER CONSTANT GUARD 24 HOURS A DAY
Becoming a Royal means giving up on privacy. Royals are never alone, not to step out for a walk, or to have an ice cream.
Members of the Royal Family are accompanied by security officers every moment of their day. Traditionally, Royal bodyguards are male, but the three Duchesses have opted for female protection.
This detail came to light during the Dukes of Sussex recent tour to the Antipodes, where a security scare in Fiji revealed that the Duchess' bodyguard is a woman.
Duchess Kate's bodyguard is Sergeant Emma Probert, and she was first assigned to her in 2010 after she became engaged to Prince William.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall has a female bodyguard too, and during her visit to the United Arab Emirates, she insisted on an all-female security team.