The Sussexes paid a special visit to a community center located in the middle of the Army housing estate, as they wanted to show their support for the families of service personnel who are currently deployed overseas.
The Broom Farm Community Centre is located just a few minutes away from the sussexes Frogmore Cottage home. During their visit, they spent time talking with spouses, parents, and children of army personnel who have been deployed overseas.
Meghan high-fived the kids upon arrival
On their Instagram account, Meghan and Harry wrote:
“During the visit yesterday, Their Royal Highnesses met with young families who shared their experiences as parents and as couples who are often apart from their loved ones for months at a time,” the post continued. “A reminder that a life of service does not simply describe the person wearing the uniform, but the entire family.”
The visit came very convenient ahead of Remembrance Sunday. They continued on their Instagram:
“Every year during the month of November we pause to remember and honor all those who have served their country here in the UK, across the Commonwealth, and around the world”
With a 6-month-old Archie of their own, the Sussexes had a new appreciation for how difficult it must be. Harry prince explained that he was “in awe” of those who run their households while their partners serve overseas.
“It’s unbelievably hard,” he said. “I have so much respect and admiration for anyone who has to deal with that. I can’t imagine what it’s like to miss so much – as they change so quickly,” he said.
Some attendees were also encouraging the Sussexes to expand their family.
“Harry was really quite interested in how things were with second children, as well because we both have older children,” military wife Susie Stringfellow revealed. “We were trying to encourage him to have a second baby.”
The Duchess revealed to mom and wife Amy Thompson that Archie is on the move by crawling. Amy said afterwards, ” My daughter Aeris is the same age as Archie and we talked about weaning and the children beginning to crawl – she’s just a normal mum and it was like talking to a friend.”
In addition to chatting with the families, Harry and Meghan played with the children and were offered cupcakes and refreshments.
As said before, the gathering was held at the Broom Farm Community Centre, which is located in the “heart” of the Army’s housing estate.
Windsor is the base for several regiments, including the Coldstream Guards, the Welsh Guards, and some members of the Household Cavalry.
A video from the visit:
Before leaving, Meghan and Harry met some kids that were gathered outside. While speaking with a little toddler, Meghan said: ” Look at all your little teeth. Archie just got two teeth. Tiny ones right there.”
For the visit Meghan wore an elegant Massimo Dutti long brown wool coat with belt
While Her White blouse is unidentified, she styled it with her friend Misha Nonoo’s ‘Prose’ Skirt
And her trusted Manolo Blahnik BB Pump in black suede
In the sweetest tribute to Archie and Harry, Meghan wore the Suetables ‘Shirley’ horoscope pendant necklace and the Suetables ‘Vanessa’ Gold Zodiac Horoscope Charm Necklace. The ‘Shirley Zodiac’ represents Harry and the ‘Vanessa Coin Zodiac’ celebrates baby Archie.
We will see the couple again tomorrow, where they will attend the poignant 91st Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey