Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Lay Crosses at the Field of Remembrance

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are continuing their Remembrance Day tour with another meaningful appearance.

Earlier today, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey. (FYI: It’s a memorial garden that is organized by The Poppy Factory on an annual basis. The exhibit lasts for eight days.)

The royal couple paid their respects by laying a Cross of Remembrance in front of the Graves of Unknown British Soldiers from the First and Second World Wars. Westminster Abbey has hosted the Field of Remembrance since 1928, so it’s a pretty big deal.

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While Prince Harry donned a classic military uniform, Markle wore a midnight blue wrap coat by Sentaler (we just wish it wasn’t $1,795). She accessorized the look with a fascinator by Philip Treacy and a Remembrance Poppy. The artificial flower symbolizes the flowers that grew on the French and Belgian battlefields during World War I—it has been used since 1921 to commemorate fallen soldiers.

The appearance is just one of many in the days leading up to Remembrance Sunday, which honors members of the Armed Forces who have died in the line of duty. (Think of it as the U.S. equivalent of Veterans Day.)

Prince Harry and Markle are also scheduled to make their first joint appearance since July with Prince William and Kate Middleton. The Fab Four will attend the Festival of Remembrance Service on Saturday, followed by the Remembrance Sunday service the next day.

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