Prince Harry and Prince Philip to carry out joint Remembrance Day engagement

Prince Harry and Prince Philip to carry out joint Remembrance Day engagement
The Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Harry will visit the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey on Thursday, which is London Poppy Day.

Princes Philip and Harry will be met by The Dean of Westminster, The Rector of St. Margaret’s Church and members of The Royal British Legion Poppy Factory.

The 92-year-old Duke and his 29-year-old grandson will each lay a Cross of Remembrance in front of two wooden crosses from the Grave of Unknown British Soldiers from the First and Second World Wars.


Once the royals have laid their crosses, The Last Post will be played, followed by a two minutes’ silence.

Prince Philip and Prince Harry, who will be representing the Queen, will then visit plots in the Field of Remembrance and meet with veterans from conflicts past and present.

The Field of Remembrance is a memorial garden created annually by the Royal British Legion on the lawn of St Margaret’s Church between Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament.

The Field, now in its 85th year, remains in place for eight days following its opening on the Thursday before Remembrance Sunday.

Thursday’s engagement carries significance for both the Princes given that they have both served in the armed forces.

During the Second World War, Prince Philip served as part of the Royal Navy while Harry has been deployed to Afghanistan twice as an Apache Helicopter Commander.

Elsewhere in the capital, William and Kate will also be showing their support for London Poppy Day.

The Duke and Duchess will meet with volunteers and military supporters at Kensington Palace.