Prince Harry wore the dark navy frock coat of his army regiment decorated with a red poppy as he undertook a solemn tribute to those who have died in conflict.
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. On Thursday, the Duke of Sussex visited 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.”
It is a ceremony — which he first attended six years ago — that he used to take part in with his grandfather Prince Philip. After Philip, 97, gave up his public duties in 2017, Prince Harry attended solo last November.
The Field of Remembrance is a place where ex-servicemen and women as well as members of the public can plant a cross carrying a personal message in memory of those who have lost their lives. It is in its 90th year — when it first took place in 1928, only two Remembrance Tribute Crosses were planted. There are now about 70,000 crosses produced by the Poppy Factory team which are planed in more than 360 plots for regimental and other associations.
The Captain General Royal Marines, made many hearts melt as he pet two precious dogs dressed in regal attire at the remembrance event.
Prince Harry was all smiles — and looked dashing in full uniform — as he knelt down to give the canines some love. A pup named Watchman VI, the new mascot for the Staffordshire Regiment Association, stood on his hind legs gave the prince kisses.
This is just one of the events the royal family is taking part in this Remembrance Week. On Saturday, we’ll 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.