Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit graves on Remembrance Day after he is ‘refused’ request to have wreath laid at Cenotaph

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle marked Remembrance Day by visiting a cemetery in Los Angeles to pay their tributes to fallen soldiers.

The Duke of Sussex, 36, and his Duchess wife, 39, laid flowers at two graves at the cemetery before placing a wreath and leaving a touching handwritten message.

They visited the grave of a soldier who had served in the Royal Air Force and another for soldiers from the Royal Canadian Artillery.

It is believed that the flowers they laid were picked by Meghan from the garden of their sprawling mansion in Santa Barbara.

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The wreath they presented featured a plaque that read: "In Memory of the Men Who Offered Their Lives In Defence Of Their Country."

Harry looked dapper as he dressed in a navy suit, his chest covered in medals he earned during his time as a soldier.

Meghan looked gorgeous in a long sleeved black dress coat featuring a large belt as she held hands with her husband on their way to the graves.


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The pair also wore face coverings that matched the colour of their outfits, but removed them once they arrived at the soldiers' places of rest.

Their private appearance at the empty graveyard came after it was reported that Harry was left "deeply devastated" after being told he was "not allowed" to have a wreath placed on his behalf at the Cenotaph in London.

According to The Times: "Prince Harry, who stepped down from royal duties in March, made the personal request to Buckingham Palace, but was denied by courtiers on the grounds that he is no longer representing the monarchy.



"He first laid a wreath at the Cenotaph in 2009 at the age of 25."

However, the publication added that The Queen "was not made aware of her grandson's wish."

Harry is particularly passionate about Remembrance Day after he spent 10 years in the armed forces.

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Speaking on the Declassified podcast at the weekend, Harry said: "Remembrance Day for me is a moment of respect and for hope.

"I wear it [the poppy] to celebrate the bravery and determination of all our veterans.

"These are the people and moments I remember when I salute, when I stand at attention and when I lay a wreath at the Cenotaph."

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