Prince Harry visits Westminster Abbey Field of Remembrance

Prince Harry visits Westminster Abbey Field of Remembrance

Prince Harry Visits the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey

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Just a few days before the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, Prince Harry is paying tribute to members of the military who died during battle. This morning, the Duke of Sussex is visiting the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey, a memorial garden, which serves as a place where members of the public “can plant a symbol in memory of fallen comrades and loved ones.”

According to Kensington Palace, this is the 90th year of the Field of Remembrance, which is put on by the Poppy Factory, an employment charity for wounded, injured, and sick veterans in the UK. It also marks the sixth time Prince Harry has attended.

Row upon row, with their scarlet poppies, around 70,000 crosses carry personal messages to those who lost their lives in service of our country #FieldofRemembrance pic.twitter.com/Ninl4avxBG

Harrys comment came as he honoured Britains war dead at a ceremony to open Westminster Abbeys Field of Remembrance, which marks its 90th anniversary this year. 

This is just one of the events the royal family is taking part in this Remembrance Week. On Saturday, well see not only Prince Harry but also his wife Meghan, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Festival of Remembrance Service at the Royal Albert Hall.

The Duke of Sussex salutes after laying a Cross of Remembrance in front of wooden crosses from the graves of British soldiers from the First and Second World War

On Sunday, Prince Charles will lay a wreath on behalf of the Queen during the national service of remembrance. It is the second year Charles has performed the duty. Its unclear if Prince Philip will attend, as he has retired from public life. His wreath will be presented by an equerry.

The Duke of Sussex today said he would like to include a symbol of Indias war dead in his Cenotaph wreath, to commemorate their First World War sacrificee.


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