Harry ‘wants to honour Indian soldiers’
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