Yesterday, Prince Harry dressed in his Household Cavalry, Blues and Royals regiment dress uniform, attended an event at Westminster Abbey for the Field of Remembrance event where he laid a cross.
While there, he took the time to speak with veterans and soldiers, one being 28-year-old Matt Weston.
Recalling his conversation to The Evening Standard, Weston said: “I took the mickey and asked where his missus was and he said she wasn’t there.
“I asked if she would come next time because she’s awesome, and he said he couldn’t hide her anywhere, but I said you wouldn’t have to hide her.”
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Adding on: “I would love to meet her- I think she’s very cool. He’s a very lucky man and she’s brilliant.”
Weston lost both his legs while serving in Afghanistan when an improvised IED exploded. He has met the prince before and said: “It was great seeing him again, I met him before at the Afghanistan and Iraq memorial unveiling.”
Nearly 70,000 tiny crosses, many with messages carved in, over the 380 plots at Westminster Abbey to represent those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.
Although Prince Harry joked around with the service men and women, he took a somber note as he saluted the fallen soldiers.
During his time at the abbey, Prince Harry also spoke with 7-year-old Harrison Degiorgio-Lewis who Harry remembered meeting in the past. Harrison, wearing his uncle’s beret and medals who was killed in 2008, has attended the ceremony for the past four years. His grandmother accompanied him on the occasion.
“He has been coming here for four years now to represent his uncle,” said Helen Lewis, Harrison’s grandmother. “Harry recognised him — they have a bond, as they share a birthday. Harry asked him about his uncle Aaron, and he said how proud he was.”