Prince Harry salutes our fallen heroes in touching tribute at Westminster Abbey's Field of Remembrance memorial

Dressed in full military garb, the Duke of Sussex was seen laying a cross of remembrance in a sombre gesture three days before the centenary of the end of the First World War.

The duke also honoured a two-minute silence held after the Last Post, as crowds gathered respectfully in the grounds.

He then met ex-service men and women from across the armed forces who have served in a number of conflicts.

Prince Harry, 34, appeared to enjoy a rapport with one serviceman in particular, who was seen making a jokey aside to.

The father-to-be only last month returned from a 16-day tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand with Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex.




The Field of Remembrance has been held in the grounds of Westminster Abbey since 1928, and is organised by the Poppy Factory.

In its first year, only two tribute crosses were planted but now around 70,000 are produced by the Poppy Factory each year, for planting on more than 360 plots at the Abbey.

Meghan is set to attend three Remembrance day events this weekend, together with Prince William's wife, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge.

They will appear at the Royal Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday, before attending two remembrance services on Sunday.



 

Veterans, as well as members of the public, are invited to plant a cross in the Abbey grounds in memory of fallen comrades and loved ones.

The Field of Remembrance is opened every year on the Thursday before Remembrance Sunday.

This year it will remain open to the public until November 18.



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