Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Surprise Military Families in Windsor for Remembrance Day
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle surprised members of military families yesterday, when they dropped in to show their support and have a cup of coffee.
On Wednesday, the duke and duchess greeted a group of people (whose family members are currently deployed abroad) at their regular weekly meet-up. The event, which is held at the Broom Farm Community Centre in Windsor, was located only miles away from the royal couple’s Frogmore Cottage home.
The visit marked one of the first of this week’s engagements for Remembrance Day, a holiday that honors members of the Armed Forces, who have died in the line of duty. (It’s basically the U.S. equivalent to Veterans Day.)
The royal family celebrates every year, but this year, they’re raising awareness with the hashtag #WeWillRememberThem.
Lucky for us, the official @Sussexroyal Instagram account documented the event.
“Yesterday, The Duke and Duchess surprised their neighbors in Windsor at a coffee morning for military families in a community centre located in the heart of the Army housing estate,” they captioned one post. “Every year during the month of November we pause to remember and honour all those who have served their country here in the UK, across the Commonwealth and around the world. Their Royal Highnesses also wanted to show support for the families of service personnel who are currently deployed overseas.” While speaking with the families, the duchess even opened up about baby Archie.
This weekend also marks the first joint appearance for the Fab Four—Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle—since the summer. The group will attend the Festival of Remembrance Service at Royal Albert Hall on Saturday, followed by the Remembrance Sunday service at The Cenotaph the next day.