Prince Harry might be fifth in line to the royal throne, but he’s first in our hearts after a meeting he had with a wounded U.S. Marine veteran.
Kirstie Ennis, a Marine who postponed amputation of her leg so she could go on a 1,000 mile charity hike from Scotland to Buckingham Palace, had placed dog tags for fallen fellow soldiers every 40 miles along the path.
According to a Sky News report, Prince Harry joined some of the wounded vets for this walk, blending in as ‘one of the guys.’
Harry served two tours of duty in Afghanistan for Britain, and greeted the walkers at the end of their journey. Ennis wanted to give the prince one of the soldier’s dog tags. Harry was clearly moved.
Via Fox News Insider:
24-year-old Kirstie Ennis marked the end of the Walk with the Wounded charity trek from Scotland to Buckingham Palace by gifting the prince with a dog tag of a fallen fellow soldier.
Ennis had been placing one every 40 miles, along with a note and a poem, to honor the fallen soldiers she knew. She intended to leave the last tag at the Palace.
But upon meeting Harry, who himself served two tours in Afghanistan with Britain’s military, the moment seized her and she pressed it into his hand.
“No, I can’t, I can’t accept this,” Harry said, according to People.
“Please, you know what this means to me, I want you to,” Ennis replied.
They then hugged.
People Magazine tweeted a picture of the emotional exchange.
— People magazine (@people) November 1, 2015
Watch the Sky News report below …
If that wasn’t enough, it was just a few short days ago that Prince Harry visited a military base in Virginia, sharing an embrace with a Marine battling PTSD.
Clearly the Prince has a level of respect for our veterans that most leftists in our own country don’t even have.
Comment: Share some words of encouragement for the wounded Marines below. And maybe a thank you or two for Prince Harry as well.