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Prince joins Harrison (6) in fallen tribute

By Tony Jones

Prince Harry has paid tribute to the nation's war dead and shared a tender moment with a young boy honouring his fallen uncle ahead of Armistice Day.

Harry and his grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh, visited Westminster Abbey's Field of Remembrance to lay small wooden crosses in memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

The event was the 32-year-old prince's first public engagement since he confirmed US actress Meghan Markle was his girlfriend.

Harry, dressed in his Household Division frock coat and peaked cap, stopped to talk to six-year-old Harrison Degiorgio-Lewis, whose uncle, Lieutenant Aaron Lewis, of 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery, was killed by insurgents in Afghanistan in December 2008.

The youngster, accompanied by his grandmother, Helen Lewis, was proudly wearing his uncle's campaign medals and beret and pointed them out to the prince.

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