Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Wake Up Early to Attend Sunrise Service
By Rachel McRady
Rise and shine with the royals!
Prince Harry and his fiancée, Meghan Markle, attended a sunrise service in London early Wednesday morning. The engaged couple represented the royal family at the Anzac Day Service at the Wellington Arch near Buckingham Palace in London and then at Westminster Abbey.
Markle, 36, wore an elegant gray double breasted coat dress with a black dress underneath, a symbolic red poppy pin, Sarah Flint pumps and a wide-brim black hat. Harry, 33, also donned a poppy pin and a series of medals.
The service has been a tradition since 1916, and begins at the New Zealand Memorial, upon which Prince Harry laid a wreath. Joined by several dignitaries from New Zealand and Australia, Harry and Meghan then walked to the Australian memorial where Harry laid another wreath.
The couple is in for a long morning as they will then attend the Wreath Laying and Parade Service, where Harry will lay another wreath on behalf of Queen Elizabeth as 300-400 participants will march in the parade.
Harry, 33, and Meghan, 36, will then then go to Westminster Abbey for the Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving.
Anzac Day is a day of remembrance for those soldiers from Australia and New Zealand who’ve served and died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. Both countries are a part of the Commonwealth, of which Queen Elizabeth serves as leader.
Prince Harry’s father, Prince Charles, recently returned from a Royal Tour of Australia to open the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Sydney. The entire family has been busy ahead of Harry and Meghan’s May 19 nuptials. Kate Middleton and Prince William recently welcomed their third child, a baby boy to the family on Monday.