Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A Spontaneous Gesture

Exterior of Westminster Abbey, interior photographs prohibited.

At the back of Westminster Abbey, under a black marble plaque; an unknown soldier was buried in November 1920.  In 2002, after the Queen Mother's funeral, Queen Elizabeth laid the funeral wreath on top of the unknown soldier's grave.  It was a spontaneous gesture in memory of the bouquet her mother had laid at the grave at her own wedding in 1923.

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