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Prince Harry makes surprise solo trip to Hawaii on poignant day – PHOTOS







Gemma Stark




The British royal family were in effect as they attended the first Sunday of Remembrance since the death of the Queen.

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King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla led the solemn occasion, which was attended by the prince and Princess of Walesthe count and Countess of Wessex and Princess Anne.

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Across the pond, meanwhile, another king was also making a poignant excursion— Prince Harry.

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Harry, 38, was spotted by surprised onlookers in Hawaii while paying a visit to the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor on Friday.

Prince Harry was spotted at the Pearl Harbor Memorial on Friday

Dressed smartly in a suit, Harry seemed to be on his own for the excursion; meghanArchie and Lilibet were nowhere to be seen.

But he spent time speaking to the families, who also visited the memorial that day.

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Harry’s trip coincided with Veterans Day in the US, which is observed annually in the United States on November 11, around the same time that Britain celebrates Remembrance Day. Veterans Day is an American federal holiday honoring military veterans of the United States Armed Forces and dates back to the end of World War I.

The military holiday is close to Harry’s heart

The military holiday Remembrance Day is particularly close to Prince Harry’s heart as he served as a Captain in the British Army. During his ten-year tenure, the Duke conducted two front-line tours of Afghanistan.

Harry and Megan shared a moving message on their Archewell website for the occasion.

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It read: “On this Veterans Day and Remembrance Day we honor soldiers around the world.

The prince conducted two tours of Afghanistan

“These brave men and women and their families have made enormous sacrifices and embody duty and service.

“We are proud to work with so many organizations supporting veterans and military families including: The Invictus Games Foundation, The Mission Continues, Team Rubicon, Scotty’s Little Soldiers and The Greatest GENERATIONS Foundation. Today and every day I thank you for your service.”

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