Speaking about the day, a spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said: “They asked staff about common terms in Dari, and left every interaction with children and adults alike saying ‘Tashakur,’ which means ‘Thank you’.”
The spokesperson added that the duke and duchess also led the class in a rendition of Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes “which they shared was one of their son’s favourites as well”.
Archie, who is two, lives with his parents and baby sister, Lilibet, in California.
Task Force Liberty was initiated in August in line with the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan.
More than 1,200 service members are currently stationed at the base to provide support to Afghans and their families.
Refugees are given temporary housing, medical screening and education while permanent homes are made available.
The base is currently home to 10,000 Afghan refugees who are being supported by the Department of Defense.
During their visit, they stopped by a classroom full of children learning English.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex helped the students practice with many children eager to impress Meghan and Harry with phrases like “Nice to meet you”.
The couple led a rendition of Head Shoulders Knees and Toes, which they said was one of Archie’s favourite songs .
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex hosted a luncheon for service members and their spouses, and discussed topics like mental health and the importance of community.
To mark both Veterans Day and Remembrance Day, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited service members and their families at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey.
In their website Archewell.com, they updated the following;
Today, November 11, is a day for reflection, honor, and admiration in many countries around the world.
In the United Kingdom and Commonwealth Nations, it is Remembrance Day, an annual commemoration of those who died in world wars and in conflict. Families wear the Remembrance Poppy to memorialize soldiers whose lives have been taken, many lay wreaths, and coinciding with the moment when the Armistice was signed to end World War I—”the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”—there’s a period of silence and quiet observance at ceremonies held in the U.K. and across the world.
In the United States, it is Veterans Day, a national holiday to recognize and applaud all veterans of the U.S. military. Around the country, local communities gather and host events to celebrate those who served. And today at Arlington National Cemetery—which holds an annual ceremony to honor men and women who have worn the uniform during war and peacetime—the sacred Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is turning 100-years old.
Throughout the week, and in reflection of each of these days, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have committed themselves to remembering, appreciating, and supporting servicemembers, veterans, and military families.
Yesterday, they attended the Salute To Freedom gala aboard the historic USS Intrepid aircraft carrier in New York City. There, The Duke awarded valiant members of the military community who are living with invisible wounds of war.
“As we honour and reflect on Remembrance Day in the UK, which shares a date with Veterans Day here in the US, my hope is for all of us to continue to support the wellbeing and recognise the value of our troops, veterans, and the entire military and service family. We and they are better for it.”
On Wednesday, Meghan and Prince Harry hit the gala’s red carpet in glamorous fashion: Harry sported a Giorgio Armani tuxedo with a bow tie, pinned with four medals and the cross for Knight Commander of Royal Victorian Order around his neck. Meghan wore a show-stopping red gown by Carolina Herrera with coordinating heels by Giuseppe Zanotti.
Prince Harry discussed the isolation service members often feel when returning home, and stressed the importance of supporting veterans.
“My experience in the military made me who I am today, and I will always be grateful for the people I got to serve with — wherever in the world we were,” said Harry, who served a decade in the British army and two tours in Afghanistan. “But in war, you also see and experience things you hope no one else has to,” he said. “These stay with us, sometimes like a slideshow of images.”
In a Moment of Unmatched Elegance, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Outshined the Red Carpet
Many a red carpet has been crushed under the well-polished shoes of celebrities for decades, but none has ever met Prince Harry and Meghan Markle dressed to the nines for the 2021 Salute to Freedom Gala at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum in New York City. On Nov. 10, the couple walked hand in hand down the carpet looking like a million bucks as they met with the valor award recipients for the evening.
The dinner and award show is held annually to “recognize extraordinary leadership and honor the brave men and women who serve in defense of our nation,” according to the Intrepid Museum’s website. A military veteran, Harry was asked to give a special presentation during the event, which will honor iHeartRadio chairman and CEO Bob Pittman and musical artist and humanitarian Jon Bon Jovi among others.
As they walked down the red carpet, a reporter took the opportunity to ask Meghan if she’s proud of her husband for presenting at the ceremony. “I’m always proud of him,” she replied. Outfits and interviews aside, the smiles on Meghan and Harry’s faces were enough to make us fall in love with each and every photo of them at the event.