Yesterday in London, despite the coronavirus pandemic, an annual commemoration ceremony took place. On this day, it is customary to remember all the soldiers of the British Commonwealth who died in military conflicts with the participation of Great Britain.
Queen Elizabeth II, her son Charles, grandson William and wife Kate Middleton, and other senior members of the British royal family gathered yesterday for a commemorative event to mark the occasion. 36-year-old Prince Harry and his 39-year-old wife Meghan Markle, who officially resigned from their royal powers and moved to the United States in March of this year, were unable to join their British relatives on that day.
They decided to honor the memory of the fallen British soldiers right in America. Yesterday they made a surprise visit to Los Angeles National Cemetery, located about 150 kilometers from their family mansion in Montecito. The Duke of Sussex appeared in public in a navy blue suit, and his wife Megan wore a Brandon Maxwell black coat, complementing her look with matching shoes to Jennifer Chamandi and gold Cartier jewelry.
Holding hands, Meghan and Harry walked over to the two graves of British Commonwealth soldiers and laid out bouquets of white flowers that the Duchess had collected in the garden of their Santa Barbara home. Then the couple went to the memorial erected in memory of the people who gave their lives to defend their country. Harry laid a wreath, the inscription on which read: “To all those who served and serve. Thank you.”
On the eve of this event, The Sunday Times reported that representatives of Buckingham Palace had rejected Prince Harry’s request to lay a wreath on his behalf at the cenotaph – a war memorial in London. The publication clarified that Harry was refused because he no longer represents the British monarchy. Later, The Times reported that the duke was deeply saddened by this decision of the palace. It also said that Queen Elizabeth II was not informed about the request of her grandson.