Harry ‘wants to hon­our In­dian sol­diers’

Coventry Telegraph - - NATIONAL -

THE Duke of Sus­sex has said he would like to in­clude a sym­bol of In­dia’s war dead in his Ceno­taph wreath, to com­mem­o­rate their First World War sac­ri­fice.

Harry’s com­ment came as he hon­oured Bri­tain’s war dead at a cer­e­mony to open West­min­ster Abbey’s Field of Re­mem­brance. The duke, a for­mer Army of­fi­cer, stopped at one of the 370 plots, rep­re­sent­ing reg­i­ments, mil­i­tary or­gan­i­sa­tions and other bod­ies and cov­ered with tiny wooden crosses, to chat to Su­raj Sa­mant, 23, from the Hindu Coun­cil UK, and told him “if he had a choice” he would in­clude the In­dian re­mem­brance sym­bol of a marigold in his wreath.

Harry also met the mas­cot of the Stafford­shire Reg­i­ments, Colour Sergeant Watch­man V – a Stafford­shire bull ter­rier due to re­tire next year – and his re­place­ment, Pri­vate Watch­man VI, right.

The Duke of Sus­sex vis­its the Field of Re­mem­brance at West­min­ster Abbey

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