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Royal opening of Flanders Fields Memorial Garden

Date: 
07 November 2014

HRH Queen Elisabeth and HRH King Philippe

HRH Queen Elisabeth and HRH King Philippe, the King of the Belgians, inaugurated the Flanders Fields Memorial Garden in central London’s Wellington Barracks near Buckingham Palace on 6 November.

The creation of a ‘Flanders Fields 1914-2014’ Memorial Garden is an initiative of The Guards Museum (Andrew Wallis) in conjunction with Flanders House in London (Nic Van der Marliere), the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain.

The garden was designed by renowned Bruges landscape architect Piet Blanckaert; its soil was collected last year by UK soldiers and Belgian and British schoolchildren from 70 battlefield cemeteries in Belgium.

To find out more about the project, please visit www.memorial2014.com.

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