Thursday, 7 April 2016

Harry in his dad's footsteps

Prince Harry walked in his dad's footsteps today and got a good lunch into the bargain. The soldier prince was at the Big Curry Lunch in London which Prince Charles has attended in the past. And as he sat down to tandoori chicken and pilau rice, Harry said his dad should have come this time round as curry is one of his favourite meals.

Prince Harry of Wales was the special guest at this year's Big Curry Lunch
(photo The Soldier's Charity press photos)

The Lord Mayor's Lunch has been held every year since 2008 to help raise money for the Soldier's Charity which looks after veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. So far, it's raised £1.4 million. It usually counts on a Royal Guest of Honour with the Princess Royal doing the honours last year and Prince Charles attending in 2010.

Harry arrived, like all good lunch guests, on time at the Guildhall in London. He had a chance to chat to many of the veterans there and was also given a tour of a special exhibition marking the centenary of World War One.

Prince Harry said ''in 2016, as we continue to reflect on the First World War, we remember the selfless service and dedication shown by members of the armed forces, past and present.''  And he also let slip that his dad might have lunch envy, telling fellow diners that his dad 'loves a good curry'.

It's been a busy few days for Harry who yesterday helped unveil the 110 strong UK team for the Invictus Games which will be held in Orlando, Florida in May. It was also revealed that he will travel to Toronto on May 2nd to help officially launch the third Invictus Games which will take place there in 2017 and from there he will travel to Florida for a polo match in aid of his charity, Sentebale, before supporting the Invictus Games throughout their duration.

Today he got the chance for a quick pit stop as he popped out for lunch and ended up following in his dad's footsteps.

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