The Duke and Duchess of Sussex mark Remembrance Sunday with a private visit to Los Angeles National Cemetery.
Harry, wearing his 2002 Queen’s Golden Jubilee medal, 2008 Afghanistan Operational Service medal, and 2012 Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal laid a wreath in honor of all war heroes at an obelisk in the cemetery that features a plaque inscribed with the words “In Memory of the Men Who Offered Their Lives in Deference of Their Country.”
Harry’s message on the wreath read, “To all of those who have served, and are serving. Thank you.”
A source close to the Sussexes told Town & Country —
“It was important to the duke and duchess to be able to personally recognise Remembrance in their own way, to pay tribute to those who have served and to those who gave their lives.”
The cemetery is located opposite the Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Health Care System building, which was used by Meghan’s grandfather, Alvin Ragland, after he served in the U.S. Coast Guard.
Both Harry and Meghan can be seen wearing commemorative poppies on their lapels as they placed flowers picked from their garden on the gravesites of two commonwealth soldiers, one who had served in the Royal Australian Air Force and one from the Royal Canadian Artillery.
Harry spoke of the importance of Remembrance Day in a special episode of military podcast Declassified, which was released earlier today.
“Remembrance Day for me is a moment for respect and for hope,” he said. “Respect for those who came before us and hope for a safer world. The act of remembering, of remembrance, is a profound act of honour. It’s how we preserve the legacies of entire generations and show our gratitude for the sacrifices they made in order for us to be able to live the lives we live today.”
Meghan wore a black belted wool satin faille jacket dress by Brandon Maxwell and carried matching black leather gloves. For those wondering, it was rather chilly today in Los Angeles with temperatures in the 50’s.
Below is a similar style from Brandon Maxwell, the Pleated wool-twill and silk-organza coat, $3,295.
The matching belt was based on this version from Brandon Maxwell, the Cotton And Silk-Blend Waist Belt, $295.
Her shoes are the Lorenzo pumps in charcoal suede by British brand Jennifer Chamandi, $715.
On behalf of What Meghan Wore, Susan and Rachel would like to thank all Veterans today and everyday, around the world for your Service, Sacrifice and Support!