British Royals Attend Memorial Service For Soldiers Who Fought And Died In Afghanistan War
On March 13, members of the British Royal Family attended a memorial service at St. Paul’s Cathedral in honour of those who fought and died in the Afghan War against the Taliban, which lasted for thirteen years. During the war, four hundred and fifty three British servicemen and women lost their lives.
Those from the British Royal Family who attended were The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, Duke of York, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and the Duke of Gloucester. Prince Harry served in two tours during the war whilst he was in the Army. Also in attendance were the surviving soldiers, as well as the families of the soldiers who had died, the Prime Minister (as well as former Prime Minister Tony Blair, who was Prime Minister when the war broke out in 2001) and various other politicians.
After the service, a flypast took place over St. Paul’s Cathedral, which was saluted by the Prince of Wales and his sons, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry.Filed under The United Kingdom
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