It was a particularly important moment for Prince Harry. A former soldier in the British Army, for several years the Duke of Sussex has participated with emotion in Remembrance Sunday, Remembrance Sunday, which commemorates the end of the First World War, as well as the memory of the many soldiers killed. A day celebrated by the entire British royal family, but which this year had two absent: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Now settled in the United States, the couple had however wanted to make a gesture during the celebrations in the United Kingdom, which was however refused.
Very attached to this ceremony, Prince Harry had indeed requested that a wreath be placed in his name at the cenotaph in Whitehall in London, during the ceremony which took place on Sunday, November 8. “Deeply saddened” by the refusal of Buckingham Palace, the Duke of Sussex has decided to organize his own ceremony. So from the Los Angeles National Cemetery, he and his wife have decorated the graves of two Commonwealth soldiers, as well as the obelisk which serves as a memorial.
In honor 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 @AusAirForce and one from the @cdnartillery. pic.twitter.com/h3YbGoOAh1
– Omid Scobie (@scobie) November 8, 2020
Meghan Markle picked flowers in her garden for the ceremony
For the occasion, Prince Harry proudly wore his military medals, although he had his titles withdrawn when he left the royal family, while he also wore with his wife the famous Poppy of Remembrance. A solemn moment for the couple, who took care to bring flowers from their own garden to flower the graves. “The couple laid flowers that the Duchess picked in their garden on the graves of two Commonwealth soldiers”, reports a spokesperson relayed by the Daily Mail, who specifies that “was important for the Duke and the Duchess to be able to personally recognize Remembrance in their own way, to pay homage to those who served and to those who gave their lives “.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle © AGENCY