The Queen visits poppy memorial at Tower of London

Head bowed in reflection, the Queen paid tribute to fallen World War I soldiers at the Tower of London poppy exhibition on Thursday.

Accompanied by Prince Philip, the monarch walked among the sea of ceramic flowers, which will eventually number 888,246 – one for each British or Commonwealth life lost.

The poppies were handmade in Derby by volunteers with a family link to the heroes who paid the ultimate sacrifice. This way no two are the same.

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