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Princes William and Harry meet forces personnel and veterans at Afghan service receptions

March 13, 2015
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Prince Harry was once again entertaining those around him on Friday as the cheeky Prince met with armed forces personnel during an afternoon reception in London. Harry, who is known for his outgoing personality, gave those around him a good laugh as he larked about at Guildhall following the morning's Afghanistan war service.

The 30-year-old Prince met with men and women from all ranks who were discussing old times and catching up with loved ones. Lance Corporal Luke Watson said: "Harry wanted to know about us and where we were from. It is just great, definitely, and feels like we are being more recognised."


Prince Harry met with armed forces personnel who served during the Afghanistan war

Harry's afternoon included one incredibly sombre moment when he met Cheryl Routledge, a mother whom Harry had written a letter to when her son died in battle in 2010.

Cheryl revealed that she was comforted by Harry's letter in the aftermath of her son's death, and the two were reunited on Friday. "How did you find me down here?" the Prince said as he hugged Mrs Routledge and her mother, before posing for pictures with the two.

"It is very good to meet you at last. When I said Liam was a legend, I meant it."

Cheryl later admitted that the meeting had meant a great deal to her. "I just wanted to be able to thank him for what he said about Liam. His words were a huge comfort to us all at a very difficult time."


Prince William was happy to accept a piece of chocolate from Logan Prior

Meanwhile Harry's older brother Prince William showed off the paternal side to the two brothers, as he met with a young boy at a separate reception held after the service by the Royal British Legion.

The second in line to the throne was handed a small piece of chocolate at the event by Logan Prior, whose father Private Daniel Prior, 27, 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, was killed during the conflict in March 2011.

William's event was attended by veterans of the Afghan war and families who lost loved ones during the conflict. He spent over an hour at the reception, posing of pictures and speaking to the bereaved.

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