Britain’s Prince Harry attends service to honour troops
Britain’s Prince Harry attended a service to mark the 75th anniversary of the armed forces’ explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) units.
The 31-year-old royal spoke with injured servicemen as he made an appearance at the event, which honoured bomb disposal experts killed in action.
Sapper Clive Smith, who lost his legs whilst on active service, spoke to His Royal Highness, and insisted the Prince is incredibly “approachable”.
He told the Daily Mail newspaper: “He is always very approachable and interested in what you have to say.
“The service was quite emotional. It brings back memories of events you would rather forget but it was a very good service.”
During the service, Ian Kirkpatrick – whose son Corporal Jamie Kirkpatrick was killed in Afghanistan – made an emotional speech to the 1,500-strong congregation that piled into St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, England.
He shared: “It is extremely difficult to put into words what Jamie’s loss has meant to us, his family and his many friends. We recall many family celebrations and events that would, under normal circumstances, be a source of happiness, but which are now inevitably a source of sadness too.
“We continue to reflect on all the ongoing events that he is now not around to witness and therefore seem somehow incomplete.”