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Harry & Philip open Westminster Abbey’s Field of Remembrance

by Victoria Howard

Just as they did last year, Prince Philip and Prince Harry officially opened the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey this morning.

Harry and Philip at Westminster Abbey's Field of Remembrance today. I-images

Prince Harry with Prince Philip at Westminster Abbey’s Field of Remembrance. (I-images)

The grandfather and grandson were at the Field of Remembrance, ahead of Remembrance Day tomorrow (11th November).

The crosses and poppies laid there are tributes to remember those who were lost serving in the Armed Forces, which Harry and Philip have both done: the former in Afghanistan, the latter in WWII.

It was part of their duty as Royals and former servicemen themselves to lay a cross in front of crosses from the Graves of Unknown Soldiers from both world wars. The two crosses bore their Royal cyphers.

This is the first public appearance for the former Army Captain since he released a statement confirming his relationship with American actress, Meghan Markle, also asking the press to stop harassing her.

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The Duke of Edinburgh was sporting something of a bruised eye at the event, but yesterday bragged to doctors at an engagement that he had not had flu in over 40 years – 95 and still fighting fit!

The pair then spent time talking to those who had come to visit the Field of Remembrance, which included veterans, serving members of the Armed Forces, and members of the public.

Prince Harry was seen bending down to speak to an eight-year-old who proudly showed off his uncle’s medals; Harrison pointed at various medals on his chest which came from Lt. Aaron Lewis, who was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2008.

Prince Harry and The Duke of Edinburgh open the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey. Picture by Andrew Parsons / i-Images

Prince Harry and The Duke of Edinburgh open the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey. Picture by Andrew Parsons / i-Images

 

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