Thursday, November 2, 2017

Prince Harry remembers, embraces, an admirer

Back in 2015, British Prince Harry was working with the Australian Defense Force and visited the Sydney Opera House before leaving the country. In the crowd that gathered to greet him, he noticed a woman wearing a Victoria Cross. He asked about it, and Daphne Dunne, 95, told him it was awarded to her late husband who died in combat during WWII. Harry gave her a peck on the cheek, and they parted.

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Now fast-forward two years. This past summer, Prince Harry again visited Australia to promote the 2018 Invictus Games as a way to support injured service personnel through sports. Again he was in Sydney Harbor where a huge crowd waited seven hours in the rain to see him. As he moved through the crowd, he spotted and remembered Dahne Dunne, now 97, and hurried over to give her a warm embrace and say he was happy to see her. "This time he kissed me on the other cheek," she said. What impressed Ms. Dunne most was Prince Harry's "heart for veterans and military members."

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