Sussexes and Cambridges reunite at Remembrance event

By on November 9, 2019


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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have reunited for the Royal British Legion’s annual Festival of Remembrance.

They joined the Queen and other members of the Royal Family at the Royal Albert Hall to commemorate those who lost their lives in conflicts.

It is their first appearance as a group since Harry and Meghan told ITV they were struggling with public life.

The annual event is also being attended by servicemen and women.

It comes ahead of the Remembrance Day service at the Cenotaph in central London on Sunday, which will also be attended by senior members of the Royal Family.

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Prince Harry and Meghan sat in the royal box, behind the prime minister and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds (foreground)

Saturday’s event marks 75 years since notable battles of 1944, including Monte Cassino, Kohima and Imphal, D-Day and the collaboration of Commonwealth and Allied forces.

It also celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and pays tribute to the RFA Mounts Bay, which delivered supplies and aid to the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian this year.

The ceremony is being hosted by the Royal British Legion, and commemorates all those who lost their lives in conflicts.

In interviews aired in October, the Sussexes both said they were struggling with the intense scrutiny from elements of the British tabloid press.

Prince Harry also responded to reports of a rift between him and his brother William, by saying they were on “different paths”.



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