While the Duke of Cambridge was on the other side of the world in New Zealand to mark Anzac Day, the Duchess of Cambridge was set to honour the national day of remembrance for Australia and New Zealand in London with a surprise visit from Prince Harry.
Harry, who was not announced as a guest in case Meghan Markle went into labour, appeared at Westminster Abbey where he joined the congregation.
Harry is “pleased he can attend today’s service, as planned,” an insider told People. “With their baby due, his name was not printed in the program in case he was unable to do so.”
The Duke of Gloucester, Queen Elizabeth’s cousin, was also in attendance.
Despite ongoing reports that the princes and their respective spouses do not see eye to eye, Harry and Kate smiled and laughed as they entered the historic abbey where they were greeted by the Dean of Westminster Dr. John Hall.
The duchess was dressed in a gorgeous teal Catherine Walker coat dress with a matching Rosie Olivia hat, complete with ornate feathers.
The Dean of Westminster prayed for an “end to terror and for the triumph of peace” in his prayer for those affected by the mosque shootings. “We honour today the bravery and determination of the men at Gallipoli.
“The spirit of national pride encourages us, as we bring to mind, in particular, the recent terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand. We pray for an end to terror and for the triumph of peace.”
Last year it was Prince William who made the spur-of-the-moment appearance, joining Harry and Meghan only days after Prince Louis was born. The effects of fatherhood showed as he nodded off a few times during the ceremony.