Dukes of Sussex inaugurate the extension of a military memorial in Australia

Dukes of Sussex inaugurate the extension of a military memorial in Australia



Prince Henry and his wife Meghan today opened in Australia the expansion of a memorial dedicated to Australian fighters killed in combat, on the fifth day of their visit to the oceanic country, their first official trip.

Hundreds of people received the Dukes of Sussex at the entrance of the ANZAC memorial (Australia and New Zeland Army Corps), opened in a park in Sydney in 1934 to pay tribute to the military of the country killed during the First World War.

Enrique, dressed in tropical military uniform, discovered a plaque that read "Opened by the grandson of a Queen", which emulates the plaque discovered 84 years ago by another Prince Henry, the Duke of Gloucester, who said "Open by the son of a King".

The prince and Meghan, who wore black, deposited a bouquet of flowers native to Australia and observed a minute of silence at the memorial, accompanied by the country's prime minister, Scott Morrison, and the head of the state government of New South Wales. , Gladys Berejiklian.

The couple then went to Cockatoo Island, in Sydney Harbor, to see an Invictus Games event that the prince created in 2014 for disabled military and veterans, and that he himself will inaugurate at night.

The Games, which will last until October 28, are one of the activities that focus Enrique and Meghan's visit to Australia, a country where this week they began a tour of Oceania that will also take them to Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.

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