From The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s surprise visit to the Military Families
On the 6th of November, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex surprised their neighbours as they made a surprise visit to the military families at Windsor. Every Year during the month of November happens to be the Week of Remembrance to honour all those who served their country UK, across the commonwealth and around the world. Their Royal highnesses showed support to the families of personnel who contribute to the country and are currently deployed overseas.
During their visit, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry shared their experiences as a couple and that of being parents of Archie Harrison. Some of the families shared their experience as well. “My daughter Aeris is the same age as Archie and we talked about weaning and the children beginning to crawl — she’s just a normal mum and it was like talking to a friend,” Amy Thompson, said to Army & You Magazine.
Adding to it, Prince Harry shared, “It’s unbelievably hard. I have so much respect and admiration for anyone who has to deal with that,” he shared. “I can’t imagine what it’s like to miss so much as they change so quickly.” The Royals’ Instagram post also shared a reminder that a life of service does not simply describe the person wearing the uniform, but the entire family.
Military media including Army&You Magazine covered their surprise visit. Coldstream Guards welfare officer, Capt. Colin Lewis said to the magazine that it was “great for the Duke and Duchess to take the time to truly understand the challenges they [military families] face.” He further added: “They are very down to earth, and they’ve had a snapshot of the entire community here by talking to lots of people from different backgrounds.”
On Sunday of the Remembrance Week, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will join Her Majesty The Queen and other Member of the Royal Family for various commemoration events which include Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall and the Cenotaph.