Prince Harry attends Metropolitan Police Service Annual Ceremony of Remembrance

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Prince Harry attended the Metropolitan Police Service Annual Ceremony of Remembrance for colleagues who lost their lives in the line of duty. The service honours the 650 officers and staff who have died at work during the Met’s history.

The ceremony held at the Memorial Garden, which was recently repositioned following the development of the new police training facility in Hendon. A short rededication of the memorial will take place immediately before the service to reflect this.

The service will be led by Senior Chaplin Jonathan Osborne and Rt Rev’d Robert Wickham, Bishop of Edmonton. Prince Harry will give a reading. His Royal Highness will then join Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, The Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE, and the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan in laying a wreath at the memorial. Music will be provided by the Band of the British Legion.

Each of the families attending will then have the opportunity to honour their loved ones. Prince Harry spent time with the families after the service, which was followed by a short reception.

A book of remembrance, dedicated in 2001 by Her Majesty the Queen, will be available for family members and all other guests to view during a reception in Simpson Hall. A list of those included in the Book of Remembrance can be found at www.met.police.uk/history/remembrance.htm

Prince Harry also planted a tree in the Memorial Garden to commemorate his visit.

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