Prince Harry honored Remembrance Sunday by reaching out to navy kids who’ve misplaced a dad or mum. The Duke of Sussex wrote a letter to the UK charity Scotty’s Little Troopers, which helps kids and younger adults who’re grieving the lack of a dad or mum who was a part of the British Armed Forces. The charity is near Harry and Meghan Markle‘s hearts — it is one of many charities the couple requested individuals to make donations to in honor of their marriage ceremony — and the closeness the duke feels to kids coping with the loss of life of a dad or mum is evident in his letter.
“As many people observe and mirror on Remembrance Sunday, I needed to jot down to you and allow you to know you’re all in my ideas and coronary heart immediately,” Harry started in his letter, which was shared on the official Scotty’s Little Troopers website. “We share a bond even with out ever assembly each other, as a result of we share in having misplaced a dad or mum. I do know first-hand the ache and grief that comes with loss and need you to know that you’re not alone.”
He continued, “Whereas tough emotions will come up immediately as we pay tribute to heroes like your mum or dad, I hope you’ll find consolation and power in figuring out that their love for you lives and shines on. Everytime you want a reminder of this, I encourage you to lean into your pals at Scotty’s Little Troopers. One of many methods I’ve realized to manage has been by means of group and speaking about my grief, and I could not be extra grateful and relieved that you’ve wonderful individuals strolling beside you all through your journey. Everyone knows some days are tougher than others, however collectively these days are made simpler.”
Harry was simply 12 years outdated when he misplaced his mom, Princess Diana, in a automobile accident. The Duke of Sussex has been open all through his life in regards to the profound have an effect on her loss of life had on him, which makes the recommendation he shares with the youngsters helped by Scotty’s Little Troopers all of the extra worthwhile.
“In the present day and day-after-day, I love and respect all of the women and men who’ve given their lives in service of us — particularly these in your loved ones,” Harry wrote. “I’m additionally extremely happy with you for being the most effective instance in remembering them.”
On Sunday, members of Scotty’s Little Troopers and their dad and mom marched collectively in London’s Nationwide Service of Remembrance parade. In his letter, Harry acknowledged that whereas marching would little question be onerous, it was additionally an necessary and particular means for households to honor the dad and mom they’ve misplaced. “Whenever you march collectively in immediately’s parade, sporting your yellow and black scarves, I do know it will likely be onerous, however equally necessary to do,” he continued. “In the present day you’ll convey new consciousness to younger individuals, identical to you, who will profit from this group of assist. I salute you for serving others in want, in essentially the most honourable reminiscence of your dad or mum.”
As a veteran himself, Harry is enthusiastic about serving to those that have served within the navy. On Friday, Harry and Markle shared a put up in honor of Veterans Day and the UK’s Armistice Day on their Archewell Basis web site.
“On this Veterans Day and Remembrance Day, we honor service members the world over,” the couple wrote. “These courageous women and men, in addition to their households, have made great sacrifices and embody obligation and repair. We’re proud to work with so many organizations that assist veterans and navy households, together with: The Invictus Video games Basis, The Mission Continues, Staff Rubicon, Scotty’s Little Troopers and The Biggest GENERATIONS Basis. In the present day and day-after-day, thanks on your service.”