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The Poppies Are Coming: History In Your Hands!

From the desk of Wednesday, October 29, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

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.

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Singapore State Visit, Kate Amazingly Well Again

Kate looks amazingly well. Hypermesis Gravidarum has made the Duchess of Cambridge horribly ill for weeks now, but it now looks as though it hasn’t made one dent in her spirits. It’s incredible.

This state visit is a big event, and no one thought Kate would be well enough to attend. Happily, she pulled through just in time.

Tony Tan Keng Yam is the first president of Singapore to make an official state visit to the UK.  He is Singapore’s former deputy Prime Minister, elected as the nation’s seventh president in 2011.

This visit highlights the UK’s increasing economic ties to Southeast Asia.


Cambridges To Welcome Royal Baby #2 in April!

William and Kate are expecting their second royal baby next April.

April 29th, 2015 will mark the Cambridges’ fourth wedding anniversary. This baby will be a good wedding anniversary gift! When my daughter was born last September, we put a little gold bow on her and said she was our fifth wedding anniversary gift. Her birthday comes just one week prior to our anniversary date in October.

What better way to celebrate than have a new baby in the family? Lots of good wishes to the Cambridges, the Middletons, and the whole Royal Family.