Prince Harry visited Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Sunday of Remembrance and delivered a heartfelt message to the young people who lost their families in the war.
The Duke of Sussex wore Poppy in a casual blue suit but no military medals during his tour of the Battleship Arizona Memorial in Honolulu. His wife, Meghan, and children, Archie and Lilibet, were not present.
Instead, the pair used Archewell’s website to share unreleased photos from their visit to the Invictus Games in The Hague in April. The game was founded by the Duke in his 2014 as a competition for active duty and foreign military personnel wounded in combat or otherwise.
A statement from the Sussexes, along with the photo, read: Generations Foundation. Thank you for using our service every day. ”
The Duke served in the army for 10 years, but after leaving the royal family he is no longer allowed to wear military uniforms, although he is allowed to wear medals.
The King and royals, including Prince William of Wales, attended the Whitehall memorial on Sunday to pay their respects to the fallen.
The Duke has not laid his own wreath at the memorial since stepping down from royal duties in 2020. Instead, he chose to pay tribute in the United States, but sent a note to members of Scotty’s Little Soldiers. His parents died while serving in the military.
“I know firsthand the pain and grief that comes with loss and I want you to know that you are not alone,” he wrote.
“Today, as we pay tribute to heroes like your mother and father, it hurts, but it gives us comfort and strength to know that their love for you lives and shines. I hope you find it.
“I encourage you to turn to your friends at Scotty’s Little Soldiers whenever you need to be reminded of this.
“One of the ways I learned to cope was to talk about my grief through the community. Nothing could be more grateful and comforting to have wonderful people walking by your side during your journey.” couldn’t.”