The poppies are coming! I ordered mine in July. Are you getting one?
A total of 888,246 ceramic poppies, designed by dozens of artists, were “planted” in the old moat at the Tower of London to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I. Knowing that the installation was going to close soon, I wondered when my poppy might arrive. Happily, I just got an update today from the Historic Royal Palaces organization regarding my poppy order. Here is the latest:
Where are the poppies now?
Right now, the poppies are in the Tower’s moat forming part of the spectacular display. Each poppy will have weathered in the sun, wind and rain creating a unique piece of art that was once a part of this important First World War centenary installation and funds raised from their sale are on the way to our charity partners.
What happens to the poppies next?
The final poppy will be planted on 11 November 2014, after which Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red will close and we will begin the huge task of removing all 888,246 poppies from the moat. The poppies will then be cleaned, individually packaged and sent to you along with an exclusive commemorative booklet.
I can’t wait to receive such an emotional piece of Britain’s history. If you ordered one, share a photo of yourself with your poppy with the hashtag #poppypower on Twitter. I’m @mandysroyalty.