Harry honours the fallen, 100 years after WWI
Prince Harry has planted a memorial cross at the Field of Remembrance as part of a series of events to commemorate the end of World War I a century ago.
Harry honoured Britain’s war dead at a ceremony on Thursday to open Westminster Abbey’s Field of Remembrance, which marks its 90th anniversary this year.
The Field of Remembrance has been held in the grounds of London’s Westminster Abbey annually since 1928. Ex-service personnel and members of the public can plant a symbol in memory of those who died.
About 70,000 crosses are produced by organisers, the Poppy Factory, which are planted on more than 360 plots for regimental and other associations.
Harry, the Duke of Sussex, served in the British military, completing two tours in Afghanistan, and is a founder of the Invictus Games, an international paralympic-style event for military personnel wounded in action.
He will join the Queen, his father Prince Charles and other senior royals for an annual Festival of Remembrance at London’s Royal Albert Hall today.
Tomorrow, the Queen and the royal family will attend the annual Remembrance Day Service at The Cenotaph, marking 100 years since the Armistice which brought an end to the 1914-18 conflict.
Prince Harry salutes after laying a cross of poppies at the annual Field of Remembrance service at Westminster Abbey.