Prince Harry Honours Fallen Metropolitan Police Officers

  October 20, 2016 at 2:43 pm by

The Metropolitan Police Annual Remembrance Ceremony was held this afternoon in Hendon with Prince Harry in attendance.

He laid a wreath of flowers at the memorial that pays tribute to the 650 officers who have been killed in the line of duty, before reading Mary Elizabeth Frye’s poem Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep.

Harry also planted a cherry tree in the memorial garden of the Hendon Training School, before spending time speaking with families and colleagues of deceased officers (including one little suit-clad boy with bright red hair that no doubt gave Harry a sense of deja vu).

One of the Met’s retired Superintendents, Sid MacKay – whose daughter Nina, a Police Constable, was killed while arresting a suspect in 1997, said of his meeting with the Prince, “I found him to be caring and interested, he had a sense of compassion and understanding.”

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