Prince Harry Sends Letter to Navy Kids

Prince Harry honored Remembrance Sunday by reaching out to navy kids who’ve misplaced a father or mother. 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 father or mother 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 folks to make donations to in honor of their marriage ceremony — and the closeness the duke feels to kids coping with the dying of a father or mother is evident in his letter.

“As many people observe and replicate on Remembrance Sunday, I needed to put in writing 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 Soldiers website. “We share a bond even with out ever assembly each other, as a result of we share in having misplaced a father or mother. I do know first-hand the ache and grief that comes with loss and wish you to know that you’re not alone.”

He continued, “Whereas troublesome emotions will come up immediately as we pay tribute to heroes like your mum or dad, I hope yow will discover consolation and energy 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 folks at Scotty’s Little Troopers. One of many methods I’ve discovered to manage has been by neighborhood and speaking about my grief, and I could not be extra grateful and relieved that you’ve got wonderful folks strolling beside you all through your journey. Everyone knows some days are more durable than others, however collectively these days are made simpler.”

Harry was simply 12 years previous when he misplaced his mom, Princess Diana, in a automotive accident. The Duke of Sussex has been open all through his life concerning the profound have an effect on her dying had on him, which makes the recommendation he shares with the kids helped by Scotty’s Little Troopers all of the extra priceless.

“Immediately and every single day, I like 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 very best 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 exhausting, it was additionally an vital and particular manner for households to honor the dad and mom they’ve misplaced. “If you march collectively in immediately’s parade, sporting your yellow and black scarves, I do know it will likely be exhausting, however equally vital to do,” he continued. “Immediately you’ll deliver new consciousness to younger folks, identical to you, who will profit from this neighborhood of help. I salute you for serving others in want, in probably the most honourable reminiscence of your father or mother.”

As a veteran himself, Harry is enthusiastic about serving to those that have served within the navy. On Friday, Harry and Markle shared a publish in honor of Veterans Day and the UK’s Armistice Day on their Archewell Foundation website.

“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 super sacrifices and embody responsibility and repair. We’re proud to work with so many organizations that help veterans and navy households, together with: The Invictus Video games Basis, The Mission Continues, Workforce Rubicon, Scotty’s Little Troopers and The Biggest GENERATIONS Basis. Immediately and every single day, thanks in your service.”

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