Each year, during the Poppy Appeal, collectors stand outside and ask for donations that go directly to members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families. And this year, Prince William and Kate Middleton are showing their support for the effort by having a box of paper poppies placed outside of Kensington Palace, where visitors can take one for free.
Prince William and Kate Middleton Are Handing Out Paper Poppies—Here's Why
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posted a video to their account that showed the box being placed outside the palace, and it also featured short clips of visitors walking by and taking one.
In the caption of their video, they said, “We are helping every poppy count as the 2021 #PoppyAppeal launches, and sharing poppies with the public on behalf of Kensington Palace. Look out for your local collector and donate to help raise vital funds to support the Armed Forces community.”
For those unaware of the tradition, the Royal British Legion shared a series of videos to their official Instagram account that explained the symbolism of the poppy, including one video that was titled, “11 Things You Might Not Know About the Poppy.”
The Cambridges never shy away from supporting a cause.
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