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Special reason why Prince Harry will travel to New York this week

The Duchess of Sussex is not expected to join her husband

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Danielle Stacey
Online Royal CorrespondentLondon
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The Duke of Sussex will return to New York this week to present some very special awards in-person.

Following his and Meghan's three-day visit in September, Prince Harry will be back on the East Coast to present the inaugural Intrepid Valor Awards to five service members, veterans and military families "living with the invisible wounds of war" at the Intrepid Museum's 2021 Salute to Freedom gala on Wednesday 10 November.

The event, held aboard the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid, comes the day before Armistice Day in the UK, known as Veterans Day in the US.

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During the ceremony, Harry will also be reunited with rock star Jon Bon Jovi, who will also receive the 2021 Intrepid Lifetime Achievement Award for his work as chairman of the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation.

The organisation focuses on breaking the cycle of poverty and homelessness through affordable housing and shelter, including permanent supportive housing for veterans.

The frontman teamed up with Harry in February 2020, as he recorded a charity single, Unbroken, for the Duke's Invictus Games Foundation.

Harry served in the Army for ten years, during which time he carried out two frontline tours of Afghanistan.

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Harry and Meghan at Global Citizen Live in New York in September

Meghan is not believed to be joining her husband in New York, but she is set to discuss "economic and professional parity" for women at the New York Times DealBook/Online Summit on Tuesday.

Last year, the Duke and Duchess commemorated Remembrance Day at the Los Angeles National Cemetery, where they laid flowers and a wreath.

Harry will also speak at WIRED's first RE:WIRED event on Tuesday, joining misinformation experts for a session titled The Internet Lie Machine, which will examine what the real cost of a lie on the internet is.

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