The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge found an amazing way to support this year’s Poppy Appeal. Prince William and Duchess Catherine along with their three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis baked some delicious poppy cakes which were delivered to The Royal British Legion’s care home in Norfolk. The Royal British Legion shared a picture of the cupcakes on Social Media. The cupcakes, coming straight from Cambridge kitchen, were decorated with The Royal British Legion’s red poppy. The Royal British Legion sometimes called The British Legion or The Legion is a British charity providing financial, social and emotional support to members and veterans of the British Armed Forces, their families and dependents.
2020 has proved to be a very abnormal year, hence we all were forced to find unique ways to do the things we do every year. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are not any exceptions. Every year, just before Halloween, the whole of the UK starts supporting the Royal British Legion in remembering those who gave their lives for our freedom. The Poppy appeal is a big part of yearly remembrance week. During the remembrance period, the members of the royal family wear a red poppy. The red poppy is a sign of both Remembrance and hope for a peaceful future. The Poppy Appeal is the Royal British Legion’s biggest fundraising campaign held every year in November, the period of Remembrance.
Like so many things this year, the Poppy Appeal has had to adapt to the threat of Covid-19. But this year, as The Royal British Legion announced a few weeks, it’s going to be different.
With some people unable to leave their homes as they normally would find a poppy, and with many of the charity’s collectors unable to carry out face to face collections, we’ve unveiled a range of new ways for people to show their support remotely. From donating for poppies through the post for your neighbours and the local community, displaying a poppy in your window, donating online or undertaking a virtual Poppy run, there are many ways to support the Poppy Appeal from home in line with Covid-19 restrictions.
There are many ways to participate in this year’s poppy appeal. Click here if you would like to donate to the Royal British Legion. Or you can check out the amazing collection of Poppy brooches available on Poppy shop that will be a beautiful addition to your wardrobe. My favourites from the collection are this Returning Home Brooch (£29.99), Double Layer Crystal Poppy Brooch Gold Plated (£49.99), Women of The First World War Brooch (£29.99), Enamel and Leaf Brooch (£14.99) and Crystal Pearl Brooch (£19.99).
Prince George and Princess Charlotte are on their mid-term break usually known as Autumn break till 30th October. This is not the first time when The Cambridge family has used cooking as a way to support the community. The Duchess of Cambridge is a very good cook and Princess William has praised his wife’ culinary skills publicly many times.
Earlier this year, The family marked Princess Charlotte’s 5th birthday by delivering the homemade packages of foods to the pensioners in the Norfolk. Then in September this year, William and Catherine showed their baking skills during a visit to London’s famous Brick Lane where they tried their hand at bagel making at East London’s famous Beigel Bake Brick Lane Bakery.
In 2019, Queen Elizabeth II was joined by her heirs Prince Charles of Wales, Prince William and Prince George of Cambridge for a very royally festive celebration of The Royal British Legions ‘Together at Christmas’ Initiative in the Music Room of the Buckingham Palace.
And we definitely cannot forget 2019’s famous Berry Christmas festive feast when The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined cooking legend, Mary Berry, for a new BBC Christmas special.
Earlier this month, the Royal British Legion has announced today that due to the COVID-19 the annual Remembrance Sunday, March Past the Cenotaph will not take place this year. This decision has been taken by the Government based on expert advice to protect the health and well-being of those who would have been travelling to and participating in the event. At the time being, The service is expected to go ahead with representatives of the Royal Family, the Government, the Armed Forces and the Commonwealth laying wreaths at the Cenotaph and this will be televised.
The annual Festival of Remembrance is also going to be impacted. The Royal British Legion announced that along with BBC they are pre-recording a programme that will be broadcasted on November 7. I believe we will be seeing The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the festival.
As Prince George and Princess Charlotte are on autumn break, The Duchess of Cambridge took them to the Imperial War Museum in London. The Imperial War Museum tells the story of WWI and it’s very thoughtful on Catherine’s behalf to take children to visit the Museum when the UK is getting ready to pay tribute to those who gave their lives in Wars.
The Duchess of Cambridge, whose successors served in the World Wars, visited the Imperial War Museum in October 2018. During the visit, She saw letters relating to the three brothers of her great-grandmother, all of whom fought and died in the First World War and learn more about her family’s participation in World War I. The visit also marked the Centenary of the End of World War I. Read more about the visit here.