Harry And Meghan Lay Crosses At Field Of Remembrance

On Thursday, Prince Harry was joined by wife Meghan at the Field of Remembrance service at Westminster Abbey, after two years of solo appearances.

The couple was expected to attend the event with the Duchess of Cornwall. But, unfortunately, she was forced to pull out due to a chest infection.

Clarence House confirmed the news just hours before the service, in a statement which read: “The Duchess of Cornwall has been told by her doctor to cancel her engagements owing to a chest infection which has got progressively worse over the last few days. She will therefore not be at today’s event with Harry and Meghan.”

Camilla also missed an event in London on Wednesday night.

Harry And Meghan Lay Crosses At Field Of Remembrance

The couple paid their respects to servicemen and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in conflicts across the decades by planting tiny crosses in the Field of Remembrance.

Both Harry and Meghan each laid a Cross of Remembrance and observed a two-minute silence.

During the engagement, they viewed the plots of tiny crosses erected by regiments, military units and other organisations associated with the First World War and other conflicts.

The Field of Remembrance is a place where former service men 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 in action.

From just two crosses, laid during the first event at the Abbey in November 1928, the Field of Remembrance is now covered with around 70,000 symbols in more than 360 plots for regimental and other associations. The Field at Westminster Abbey stays open for 10 days.

Harry And Meghan Lay Crosses At Field Of Remembrance
The Duchess of Sussex donned dark colors for the ocassion, wrapping up in a dark coat, black leather heeled boots, leather gloves, and an elegant velvet hat with fishnet detail by Philip Treacy.

Prince Harry wore his Household Cavalry uniform.

Harry And Meghan Lay Crosses At Field Of Remembrance

Today marks Prince Harry’s seventh time at the Field of Remembrance event. He first attended the ceremony seven years ago with his grandfather Prince Philip. After Philip, gave up his public duties in the summer of 2017, Harry attended solo for the past two years.

Prince Harry and Meghan are attending a number of events leading up to Remembrance Day, including a festival at Royal Albert Hall on Saturday and a service at the Cenotaph on Sunday. They will also be joined by the other members of the Royal Family.

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