Kensington Palace has announced Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will attend services commemorating ANZAC Day on Wednesday, 25 April 2018.
Australians and New Zealanders commemorate Anzac Day in honour of the brave men who died at Gallipoli in the Dardanelles in 1915.
The ill-fated military campaign by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) against the Turks has become an important anniversary to remember troops from both countries who served and died in times of war.
Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle will attend services commemorating Anzac Day in London on Wednesday 25th April. pic.twitter.com/YNydIuz2vv
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 18, 2018
Prince Harry and Ms Markle will attend the Dawn Service at the New Zealand Memorial at Hyde Park Corner, near Wellington Arch.
Later that morning, Prince Harry and Ms Markle will attend the Wreath Laying Ceremony, following a parade along Whitehall.
The Australian and New Zealand High Commissioners will lay the first wreaths, followed by representatives from the British government, High Commissioners, Ambassadors, and various service and ex-service organisations such as the British Legion.
At 12 noon, Prince Harry and Ms Markle will attend the Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey.
However, ticket applications to attend both services have closed.
Prince Harry attended commemorations to mark 100 years since the first ANZAC Day Service in 2016 and laid wreaths on Queen Elizabeth’s behalf.
King George V attended the first service at Westminster Abbey in 1916.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) 25 April 2016
Prince Harry also spent a month on secondment with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) before he resigned from the British Army in 2015.
He spent time with Australian Army units and regiments in Sydney, Darwin and Perth.
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