While the nation marked Remembrance Day, Duchess Meghan also honoured servicemen and women in the US by sharing a post about Veterans Day. She shared three photos which show her on a tour and visiting troops in Spain, Italy, Turkey, Afghanistan and the UK in 2014.
The caption reads: “Today is Remembrance Day and also Veterans Day in the United States, a day to honour those who have bravely served in the Armed Forces. Thank you to all, for your service, sacrifice and commitment. It has been an important week to recognise those who serve (and have served) as well as to acknowledge their families.”
“In 2014, The (now) Duchess of Sussex proudly went on @TheUSO tour with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visiting troops in five countries: Spain, Italy, Turkey, Afghanistan and the United Kingdom. During this tour, the Duchess met with service personnel and their families and she was proud to recognise their service to the country.
“At the time, The Duchess said: ‘I have always had such profound respect for our nation’s troops and military families. I cannot thank them enough for everything they do for us.’ #VeteransDay #RemembranceDay.”
The first photo shows the Duchess holding a USO flag alongside Glee actress Dianna Agron, comedian Rob Riggle, Washington Nationals pitcher Doug Fister, American football player Brian Urlacher and country singer Kellie Pickler and her songwriter husband Kyle Jacobs.
Meghan joined other members of the royal family yesterday to mark remembrance Sunday and watch the traditional wreath-laying service at The Cenotaph.
Both Meghan and Kate wore a black coat and hat, as they stood on the balcony to watch Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry laid wreaths to pay respects to its war dead.
Meghan, who last year stood next to Elke Büdenbender, the wife of Germany’s President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, was joined by the Countess of Wessex and Sir Timothy Laurence on one balcony.