Prince Harry Lays Wreath & Releases Photos on Remembrance Sunday with Meghan
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have marked the UK's Remembrance Sunday with a visit to the Los Angeles National Cemetery. There, they honoured fallen soldiers by laying flowers from their home garden and placing a wreath. Pictures of the ceremony, seen below, were released through the Duke of Sussex's office. The event also comes after reports that Harry was denied a request to have a wreath laid on his behalf at the Service of Remembrance attended by the Royal Family in the UK.
Though living in the US, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were sure to mark the UK's Remembrance Sunday 2020.
On Nov. 8, they visited the Los Angeles National Cemetery in honour of Remembrance Sunday, the annual UK day of commemoration for fallen British and Commonwealth servicemen of the World Wars and later conflicts.
Harry & Meghan's pictures of Remembrance Sunday ceremony
In photos taken by Lee Morgan and released directly through Prince Harry's office, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are seen paying their respects at the war cemetery. They laid flowers from their home garden and placed a wreath at a cemetery plaque, which reads: "In Memory of the Men Who Offered Their Lives in Defense of Their Country."
Harry and Meghan laid flowers picked from their garden at the graves of two Commonwealth soldiers - one from the Riyal Australian Airforce and one from the Royals Canadian Artillery. And Harry laid a wreath. He wrote "To all of those who have served, are are serving. Thank you." pic.twitter.com/jZ5MYwRR71— Chris Ship (@chrisshipitv) November 8, 2020
With the wreath, Harry signed a note that reads: "To all of those who have served and are serving. Thank you." The Duke, a veteran of two tours of duty in Afghanistan and 10 years in the British army, is known to hold military causes close to his heart.
Prince Harry lays wreath in the US after reported UK rift
Unfortunately, the wreath-laying ceremony also comes amid reports of Remembrance Sunday tension for the royals. Earlier in the day, The Sunday Times reported that Harry was "denied" a personal request to have a wreath laid at the UK's Service of Remembrance attended by the Royal Family.
The report added that it was Buckingham Palace courtiers who made the decision since Harry "is no longer representing the monarchy." The Queen was unaware of the wish, and Harry was left "deeply saddened" by the decision.