Prince Harry Attends a Buckingham Palace Garden Party with Queen Elizabeth
Prince Harry stepped away from his newborn son to attend the palace garden party with Queen Elizabeth II, and he did something special for his wife, Meghan Markle.
When it comes to parties, the Royal family goes all out, and despite the weather, Prince Harry joined the Queen for her second garden party at Buckingham Palace.
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Today, The Duke of Sussex attends the #ANZACday service at Westminster Abbey with The Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke of Gloucester. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended this service last year in addition to the dawn service. They also paid their respects at the #ANZAC memorial in Sydney during their official tour last fall. Having devoted ten years of service to military duty, including two tours in Afghanistan, The Duke completed his time of service with four weeks with the Australian Defence Force. Their Royal Highnesses remain committed to supporting serving members of the Armed Forces, veterans and the families that support them. #ANZACDay commemorates the anniversary of the Anzac landings at Gallipoli in 1915. ANZAC Day is a moment to recognise the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps who lost their lives during the landings, and to honour the sacrifices of men and women in all wars. ANZAC Day has been observed annually in London since King George V attended a service at Westminster Abbey, and more than 2,000 Australian and New Zealand troops marched through the streets. Members of The Royal Family have continued to honour the servicemen and women globally, and today HRH The Duke of Cambridge also paid his respects at @AucklandMuseum. The Duke of Cambridge is visiting The Commonwealth country on behalf of The Queen to pay tribute to those killed in the Christchurch attacks earlier this year.
The pair arrived together with Her Majesty dressed elegantly in a pink outfit and her custom hat of the same color. She also had with her, a pink umbrella and carried a small black bag.
Prince Harry dressed in a pinstripe trouser, long coat, a top hat, and held a black umbrella. The monarch and her grandson were not the only Royals in attendance; Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie also joined the Queen.
The garden party is held every year by the Queen, and this is the second one this month. The first had Kate Middleton and Prince William in attendance, but they were missing from this one.
According to the Duke of Sussex's Instagram page, 8,000 people attended, and the event dates back to 1860, during the reign of Queen Victoria.
The party is used by Her Majesty to recognize those who have worked in developing their communities and giving back through charity work and volunteering.
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Today The Duke of Sussex attended a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace alongside Her Majesty The Queen and other Members of The Royal Family. The Queen hosts Garden Parties as a means of recognizing guests for the good work they are doing in their communities, a tradition steeped in history and dating back to the 1860s during Queen Victoria’s reign. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended their first official Garden Party as a couple last May at Buckingham Palace just days after their wedding, in celebration of The Prince of Wales’ charity work, patronages and military affiliations. Today, The Duke of Sussex met with several guests including those that he and The Duchess extended a personal invitation to based on their extensive work in the community. His Royal Highness met with a representative of @africanparksnetwork (of which he is President), a mental health consultant for @weareinvictusgames and countless others who are leading by example with high impact cause driven work. The Duke also greeted several representatives of The Duchess’ patronages on her behalf, as she is on maternity leave and was unable to attend. These include members from @themayhew @thenationaltheatre and @smartworkscharity as well as The Association of Commonwealth Universities. Amongst the 8,000 people attending today were Members of the Armed Services, Ambassadors as well as those who have made a positive impact through the arts, charity work and volunteering. Thank you to volunteers, staff and all of those who dedicate their time and energy to working towards the collective good. We appreciate all that you do 👏
At this event, the Queen and her grandson mingled with the guests, and Prince Harry spoke to those he invited personally. He met with the representative of African Park Networks, which he works with as their President, and the mental health consultant for We Are Invictus Games.
The Duke of Sussex was not making the rounds for himself only. As the Duchess is still on maternity leave and unable to attend, he met with the charities she worked with; she visited them before she delivered and extended a personal invitation.
The charities include Smartworks and The Mayhew, and he also met with representatives of the National Theater and the Association of Commonwealth Universities on her behalf.
The Queen, joined by The Duke of Sussex at the Garden Party today, meets people from all walks of life who have helped make their community a better place. pic.twitter.com/aBHA4RM7vZ— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 29, 2019
The Duke and Duchess first attended the garden party last May after they got married, and Markle is expected to return to public functions in June for Trooping the Colour.
The event is essential for all senior members of the Royal family, and the new mother is required to attend.
Also present at the tea party were several men from the armed services, the art world, representatives of charities, and volunteers.