Duchess Meghan and the Duchess of Cornwall to hold rare engagement with Prince Harry this week

By Zach Harper

Duchess Meghan and the Duchess of Cornwall to hold rare engagement with Prince Harry this week

Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan and Duchess Camilla will step out for their first engagement as a trio later this week when they attend an important event in connection with Remembrance Day.

On Nov. 7, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cornwall will visit Westminster Abbey to see the Field of Remembrance, an annual exhibit intended to pay homage to those who fought in both world wars and other conflicts since. It will be Harry’s seventh time attending the event, while Meghan and Camilla will both be going for the first time.

Prince Harry left a special cross tribute at the Field of Remembrance in 2018. Photo: © Samir Hussein/WireImage

All three will leave special tributes at the exhibit by laying a Cross of Remembrance. They will also take part in a two-minute silence following “The Last Post.” After that, they’ll visit memorial plots and will also meet veterans who have served the UK in conflicts.

The prince’s cross was emblazoned with his coat of arms. Photo: © Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

The Field of Remembrance is an annual installation outside Westminster Abbey that is organized by The Poppy Factory, of which Camilla is a patron. Those who stop by are able to purchase a wooden cross with a poppy, which they are able to decorate with the name of someone they are memorializing. It’s then put in the appropriate plot. The installation runs for eight days in November, after which all the crosses are burnt and their ashes are scattered on the old First World War battlefields in Belgium and France.

Part of the Field of Remembrance is seen outside Westminster Abbey in 2016. Photo: © Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Meghan, Harry and Camilla will all step out again on Nov. 9, when they attend the Festival of Remembrance at Royal Albert Hall in London with Prince William and Duchess Kate, the Queen and Prince Charles. The next day, the family will visit the Cenotaph at Whitehall, where the Prince of Wales will lay a wreath on Her Majesty’s behalf.

Harry travelled to Japan this weekend, where he was on hand to watch England compete in the final of the Rugby World Cup against South Africa, who won the championship. The Duke of Sussex was seen hugging South African President Cyril Ramaphosa as he celebrated the country’s win. It was the second time they’ve spent time together this year – Harry and Meghan visited Cyril at his official residence in Johannesburg on their final day of their southern Africa tour in October.

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