Prince Harry attends Anzac Day memorial
Prince Harry attended an Anzac Day service in London on Monday (25.04.16).
The 31-year-old royal looked visibly moved as he paid tribute to fallen Australian and New Zealand soldiers at London’s Wellington Arch Cenotaph.
Anzac Day commemorates the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landing at Gallipoli at dawn on April 25, 1915 in which thousands of soldiers died.
A service has taken place in the UK every year since 1916, when King George V attended a memorial at Westminster Abbey.
Australian High Commissioner to the UK, Alexander Downer, also attended the service, and said: “When we reflect on Anzac Day we imagine the Gallipoli landings, what it must have been like, at dawn on the water, in sight of that rugged shoreline – and a collectively held breath, a leaden silence about to be broken.
“We consider the enthusiasm, the courage, and the heroism of the Anzac troops – ordinary men fighting for God, King and empire, for their mates, for adventure, for a world without war.”
Prince Harry served in the British Army for 10 years and has devoted himself to working with injured veterans through the Invictus Games.