The event was held last night at Clarence House.

It marked 100 years of civilian employment support for the Armed Forces community by The Poppy Factory.

The reception also marked 10 years of Her Majesty’s association with The Poppy Factory which started life in 1922.

Wounded WWI veterans were employed to create Remembrance wreaths and poppies for The Royal British Legion at its first factory.

This was in east London.

Preparations to move its current home in Richmond began 100 years ago this year, in November 1924.