Prince Harry, Kate Middleton, Prince William, and More Royals Honor Veterans With Memorial
By Rachel McRady
Most of the core members of the royal family stepped out on Thursday, attending the Horse Guards Parade ahead of the Service of Dedication, honoring those service men and women deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Queen Elizabeth unveiled the memorial, which the Palace described as “all-encompassing” in honor of those who were deployed, military or civilian and those who supported them at home.
Prince Harry, who served in Afghanistan in both 2007 and 2012 read a passage from the Book of Ecclesiastes, greeted attendees, and was spotted speaking with triple amputee Ben Weston.
Harry recently returned from a romantic getaway to Jamaica with his girlfriend, Meghan Markle. The couple attended a friend’s wedding.
At Thursday’s event, Harry was joined by his older brother, Prince William, and his wife, Kate Middleton. The Duchess of Cambridge wore a grey Michael Kors Jacket, which she has rocked before, paired with a wide-brimmed navy hat.
Harry retired from military service in 2015, and spoke about his experiences in the British Army at the event, saying, “The experiences I have had over the last 10 years will stay with me for the rest of my life.”
Prince Harry chats to triple amputee Ben Weston. Earlier HRH read at the Service of Dedication attended by members of the Royal Family. pic.twitter.com/kRTuY1a1vk
In addition to his budding romance, Harry has been focusing lots of energy lately on his charitable work. On March 16, he will be attending a Veterans’ Mental Health Conference where he will lead a panel discussion urging veterans to seen mental health support after and during their service.