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Queen Elizabeth II visits the poppy factory

The Poppy Factory has been one of the official manufacturers of the poppy since 1922 and has made 12m poppies

Queen Elizabeth II visits the poppy factory
Queen Elizabeth II watches an employee of The Poppy Factory making the iconic red emblem of the British Legion's annual poppy appeal at the company headquarters in Richmond on November 07, 2012 in London England. The Poppy Factory has been one of the official manufacturers of the poppy since 1922 and has made 12 million poppies and 107,000 wreaths in 2012 alone. The Poppy Factory also helps wounded veterans and dependents of service personnel find employment with companies across the UK. (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II visits the poppy factory
Queen Elizabeth II assembles her own royal poppy the iconic red emblem of the British Legion's annual poppy appeal at The Poppy Factory, company headquarters in Richmond on November 07, 2012 in London England. The Poppy Factory has been one of the official manufacturers of the poppy since 1922 and has made 12 million poppies and 107,000 wreaths in 2012 alone. The Poppy Factory also helps wounded veterans and dependents of service personnel find employment with companies across the UK. (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II visits the poppy factory
Iris Kellett assembles 'A spray' of the iconic red emblem of the British Legion's annual poppy appeal at the company headquarters in Richmond on November 07, 2012 in London England. The Poppy Factory has been one of the official manufacturers of the poppy since 1922 and has made 12 million poppies and 107,000 wreaths in 2012 alone. The Poppy Factory also helps wounded veterans and dependents of service personnel find employment with companies across the UK. (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II visits the poppy factory
Queen Elizabeth II signs a photographic portrait at The Poppy Factory after watching the making of the iconic red emblem of the British Legion's annual poppy appeal at the company headquarters in Richmond on November 07, 2012 in London England. The Poppy Factory has been one of the official manufacturers of the poppy since 1922 and has made 12 million poppies and 107,000 wreaths in 2012 alone. The Poppy Factory also helps wounded veterans and dependents of service personnel find employment with companies across the UK. (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II visits the poppy factory
Queen Elizabeth II assembles her own royal poppy the iconic red emblem of the British Legion's annual poppy appeal at The Poppy Factory, company headquarters in Richmond on November 07, 2012 in London England. The Poppy Factory has been one of the official manufacturers of the poppy since 1922 and has made 12 million poppies and 107,000 wreaths in 2012 alone. The Poppy Factory also helps wounded veterans and dependents of service personnel find employment with companies across the UK. (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II visits the poppy factory
Queen Elizabeth II watches an employee of The Poppy Factory making the iconic red emblem of the British Legion's annual poppy appeal at the company headquarters in Richmond on November 07, 2012 in London England. The Poppy Factory has been one of the official manufacturers of the poppy since 1922 and has made 12 million poppies and 107,000 wreaths in 2012 alone. The Poppy Factory also helps wounded veterans and dependents of service personnel find employment with companies across the UK. (Getty Images)