While his family was gathered at the ceremony of remembrance at the Cenotaph in London this Sunday, November 13, Prince Harry chose to honor a solo commitment in Hawaii.
If like his family, he wore a poppy on his jacket, Prince Harry chose to commemorate Remembrance Day or Armistice Day in Hawaii rather than join his father, King Charles III and his stepmother, Queen Consort Camilla Parker Bowles in London. Archie and Lilibet’s dad was seen alone on Sunday 13 November at Pearl Harbor to pay tribute to those who died in the war, reported The Mirror on Monday 14 November.
While there, Prince William’s brother visited the USS Arizona Memorial, while King Charles III led Britain’s annual Remembrance Sunday service for the first time as monarch. Relaxed during his visit, the Duke of Sussex did not wear his military medals, although he is still allowed to do so. He spent time talking with the families who were also visiting the memorial that day.
A nice touch for Remembrance Day
He was obviously not accompanied by his wife Meghan Markle. But the couple had paid tribute to the military ahead of Prince Harry’s visit to Hawaii by posting a nice message on the website of their foundation Archewell. “On this Veterans Day and Remembrance Day, we commemorate military personnel around the world. These brave men and women and their families, who have made tremendous sacrifices, are the epitome of duty and service,” it said.
A statement to which the couple, who have been living in the United States since the Megxit in March 2020, then added how “proud they are to work with many organizations that support veterans and military families,” before saluting the many associations that work hard every day. “Today and every day, thank you for your service,” they had shared, grateful. Prince Harry served in the British military for a decade. He even went to Afghanistan twice. Since 2014, he has organized the Invictus Games for wounded and injured service members and veterans.
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