Meghan and Harry release personal photos from Remembrance Day

Jennifer Savin
·3-min read
Photo credit: Samir Hussein - Getty Images
Photo credit: Samir Hussein - Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have publicly shared a series of intimate photos from their private Remembrance Day visit to an LA cemetery. In previous years, the couple would have joined other members of the royal family for a ceremony at the Cenotaph in London.

Supporting the armed forces is a cause close to Harry's heart, given that he was once a soldier himself (who completed two tours of duty in Afghanistan). Standing alongside Meghan, he wore a blue suit adorned with three medals and a traditional red poppy, a symbol of remembrance for fallen servicemen and women. Meghan opted for a smart black coat and a red poppy too.

Omid Scobie, a royal correspondent and co-author of the recent biography about the couple, Finding Freedom, that shared many details about their relationship and choice to separate from the royal family, posted the photos (taken by Lee Morgan) on Twitter. He shared a short message alongside the images, explaining that the Sussexes brought flowers from the garden of their Montecito home to lay as a mark of respect.

"In honour of #RemembranceSunday, the Sussexes privately visited the Los Angeles National Cemetery earlier today. The couple laid flowers picked from their garden at the gravesites of two Commonwealth soldiers, one who served in the Australian Air Force and one from the Canadian Artillery."

Meanwhile, back in London, Prince William and Kate Middleton, The Duchess of Cambridge, attended a socially distanced event in Whitehall, London. Sharing photos on Instagram, the Kensington Royal official account wrote: "On #RemembranceSunday The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined The Queen and Members of the Royal Family for the annual Remembrance Day Service at The Cenotaph.

"This year the Royal British Legion encouraged us all to to take to our windows and doorsteps for a two minutes’ silence at 11am on Sunday November 8, to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom."

The Queen, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, also paid their respects to those lost in battle. Another set of photos, featuring them, were also shared with lines from the Robert Laurence Binyon poem 'For the Fallen': "They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them."

If you'd also like to support the Royal British Legion and their annual Poppy Appeal, there's plenty of information on how to do so on their website.

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