The Field of Remembrance is a tribute to the nation's war dead, held every year in the grounds of Westminster Abbey, London. It contains thousands of wooden crosses, each bearing a poppy.
Many turned out to inspect the commemorative garden, when it opened on Thursday.
The Duke of Edinburgh laid a cross as he officially opened the Field of Remembrance.
The wooden crosses and poppies were grouped in dozens of plots representing regiments, ships and corps involved in conflicts from World War I to Iraq and Afghanistan.
The presentation evoked memories for veterans and those who lost loved ones.
Hundreds of veterans, most of whom were elderly and wore war medals, gathered to place crosses in memory of their fallen comrades.
The Duke of Edinburgh was able to share a joke with veterans during the event.