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Though today was her first visit to the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey, the Duchess of Sussex took to it like a fish to water. Engagements leading up to Remembrance Sunday (the U.K.'s version of Veterans Day) always include members of the royal family since many of them have served in the armed forces. Harry served in the army for 10 years, which included two tours of active duty.
Meghan wore a navy coat by Canadian brand Sentaler with black slouchy Tamara Mellon boots, according to the Daily Mail. Her blue velvet hat with netting was from milliner Philip Treacy's Autumn/Winter 2019 collection, according to @GabiK_blogoKate.
Meghan and Harry, as well as a representative for the Duchess of Cornwall -- who is down for the count with a bad cold -- placed poppies in the Field of Remembrance outside of the Abbey.
Today's ceremony has been taking place since 1928. According to Westminster Abbey's website, The Poppy Factory brought a group of disabled vets, a tray of poppies and a "collecting tin" to the grounds of St. Margaret's Church at the Abbey. There, they planted a handful of poppies around one cross. The tradition grew over time, and now thousands of poppies on wooden crosses are planted every year. The Field of Remembrance is open to the public from today until Nov. 17.
Meghan and Harry will join the rest of the royal family this coming weekend for Remembrance Sunday, when Commonwealth citizens around the globe commemorate the contributions of those who served in the two World Wars and later conflicts.