Nov 7 2012 By Cheryl Mullin
THE Queen said today she did not know why her Remembrance Day wreath took 93 poppies each year.
Brian Edwards, 45, who makes the royals’ poppy wreaths, put the question to the Queen when she visited The Poppy Factory in Richmond, Surrey.
She said she did not know, and added: “I’ve never counted.”
The Queen told Mr Edwards she would try to find out and let him know.
Normally, wreaths can take any number of poppies, but the royal wreaths use the same amount each year.
The Prince of Wales’s wreath always takes 156, and it is only the Queen’s which is made up of 93.
Mr Edwards, who has worked at the factory for 25 years, said: “The only solution we came up with together was that her father, the late king, was born in 1893 so it could be that.”
During her visit, the Queen met workers at the factory, and had a chance to make her own poppy.