THE Duke and Duchess of Sussex honoured Britain’s war dead during a poignant ceremony in London yesterday.
Harry and Meghan visited Westminster Abbey’s Field of Remembrance to lay miniature crosses and observe a two-minute silence as the chimes of Big Ben faded away.
The duchess, 38, wore a navy blue Sentaler coat over black boots and a velvet hat with a hint of a veil as she and her husband chatted to D-Day veterans and those who served in more recent conflicts.
There was special treatment for eight-year-old Poppie Hutton from Armagh, Northern Ireland, who was with her grandparents at the plot commemorating the Royal Irish Regiment.
Andrea McMahon, the military unit’s assistant regimental secretary, said: ‘Poppie was hoping to get cuddles from them and we knew how much Harry loves children.
‘When we explained that she wanted a hug they both came over and did it.’
Ms McMahon also asked the duchess about how she found being a mum to six-month-old Archie.
She added: ‘Meghan said the experience was wonderful and she was really enjoying it, and having a great time.’