Prince Harry Packed Meal Kits Alongside Veterans in Compton

Bianca Betancourt
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Photo credit: Chris Jackson - Getty Images
Photo credit: Chris Jackson - Getty Images

From Harper's BAZAAR

Prince Harry continued his support of the veteran community, honoring the United Kingdom's Remembrance Week from this side of the pond.

A spokesperson for the Duke of Sussex tells BAZAAR.com that the prince joined The Mission Continues Service Platoons on November 12 to pack and distribute meal kits alongside fellow veterans. A Los Angeles–based organization, The Mission Continues's nationwide movement connects vets, who want to continue their service, with local members to transform their communities.

For Harry's day of service, he and other volunteers worked with Compton Veterans and the Walker Family Events Foundation, an organization that assists military veterans who are experiencing homelessness and hardship. A fellow volunteer shared a photo of the duke on social media from the day and wrote about their experience working along with him.

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"Today I had the honor of meeting and working alongside Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex 👑 ," wrote the volunteer. "He joined us in volunteering at Compton VFW for the Operation Nourish program packing and distributing food to our #Compton neighbors. He is very humble and kind. 🤗"

Harry's visit to Compton wasn't the only time the royal had stepped out to support his veteran community recently. Both he and his wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, visited the Los Angeles National Cemetery to lay a wreath and pay respects on November 8, which was Remembrance Sunday in the United Kingdom. The duke intended to have a wreath on display for the U.K.'s scaled-down Remembrance Day ceremony, but the notion was ultimately denied by royal family aides.

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