Harry and Meghan to Attend Anzac Day Services

Next week Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will attend services commemorating Anzac Day in London.

On Wednesday 25th April the HRH and his future wife will attend the Dawn Service at Wellington Arch, and the Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey that is organised by the New Zealand and Australian High Commissions.

Prince Harry will also attend the Wreath Laying Ceremony and Parade at the Cenotaph.

The Dawn Service at Wellington Arch will last approximately 45 minutes. The service will begin at the New Zealand memorial, and HRH will lay a wreath.

The service will also incorporate readings, the Last Post, silence, Reveille and national anthems.

Harry and Meghan will be joined by New Zealand, and Australian High Commissioners will then walk to the Australian memorial, where HRH will lay a wreath and sign a book of remembrance.

Prince Harry will later in the morning lay a wreath on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen at Wreath Laying and Parade Service at the Cenotaph. There will be between 300-400 participants taking part in the parade, including members of veterans’ associations, service and ex-service personnel and their families.

Following the parade, Prince Harry will join Ms Markle at the Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey.

The traditional church service will incorporate an ‘Act of Remembrance’, the Last Post and Kemal Ataturk’s words from Anzac Cove read by the Turkish Ambassador to the UK.

Anzac Day was commemorated in London following the first anniversary of the Anzac landings at Gallipoli in 1916 when King George V attended a service at Westminster Abbey.

Anzac Day is commemorated as a public holiday in both New Zealand and Australia with memorial ceremonies.

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