The Duke of Sussex made a surprise call to congratulate veterans taking part in a charity walking exhibition raise money for those who have served in the Armed Forces. 

Six former soldiers with mental or physical injuries walked 300km in stages along the Grenadier Walk of Oman. They started at Pen-Y-Fan, Wales, and ended at the Anglo Omani Society, central London, on Thursday.

The trek was organized by Walking with the Wounded and involved ex-service personnel.  

Prince Harry, who is the patron of Walking with the Wounded rang the team as they neared the finish to offer words and encouragement from his Santa Barbara home worth $14 million. 

The Duke of Sussex, pictured onstage during Global Citizen Live in New York last month, made a surprise call to congratulate veterans taking part in a charity walking exhibition raise money for those who have served in the Armed Forces

The Duke of Sussex surprised veterans who took part in a charity walk to raise money for the Armed Forces by calling them onstage at Global Citizen Live in New York.

The Grenadier Walk of Oman saw six former soldiers, all with mental or physical wounds walk 300km in stages across the UK, starting at Pen-Y-Fan in Wales and finishing at the Anglo Omani Society in central London on Thursday

The Grenadier Walk of Oman was a series of stages that saw six former soldiers walk 300km through the UK. It began at Pen-Y-Fan in Wales, and ended at central London’s Anglo Omani Society on Thursday.

He said, “Guys, just remember, that you have to hold onto this moment, and you have to hold onto this feeling,” 

It doesn’t matter what you do or where you walk. In the weeks, months, and years to come, when we all feel down, a bit dark, we will all remember this. This experience will help you to get up.    

Harry, 37, shared a support message with soldiers at The Walk of Oman’s official launch in September 2013. He called the organisation ‘family’ and praised the’resilience and courage’ of those who served. 

After training at Sandhurst Harry was commissioned in April 2006 as an officer in Household Cavalry’s Blues and Royals.

Harry, who has been involved with Walking with the Wounded several years, referred to it as 'my Walking With The Wounded family' (pictured joined military veterans for a 1,000-mile walk of Britain in 2015 (above)

Harry, who was involved with Walking with the Wounded many years ago, referred it to as “my Walking With The Wounded familia” (pictured with military veterans for a 1,000 mile walk of Britain in 2015. (above).

He served his ten-year Army term and completed two operations in Afghanistan. In addition, he was qualified to command Apache helicopters.

His 2012 second tour of Helmand was thought to be the only time in his entire life when the Prince felt free from the demands and restrictions of Royal life.

His comrades called him ‘Captain Wales’. He proudly stated to one fellow soldier that he had the best of both. I can do all of this. I can fly helicopters. I can shine a light on the work that I want to do. 

Harry’s military career ended June 2015, but he was a passionate supporter for the Armed Forces. He was given a number of ceremonial military titles. 

His most prominent military title was Captain General of Royal Marines. He succeeded the Duke of Edinburgh in December 2017.

Harry is the ceremonial head for the elite unit and has the right to wear the uniforms and insignia that are equivalent to Field Marshals. 

His two-year association is comparable to the 64-year tenure of his grandfather, the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh. 

Harry lost his military titles and patronages earlier this year when he and Meghan, the former actress, resigned as senior members of Royal Family.  

Prince Harry visiting West Point Military Academy, America, in 2010

Prince Harry with his regiment The Blue and Royals at the Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service in Berkshire in 2007

After training at Sandhurst in the military, Harry was appointed an officer in The Household Cavalry’s Blues and Royals in May 2006. Pictured: Harry visits West Point Military Academy, New York (left) and is joined by his regiment The Blue and Royals in a Remembrance Sunday parade at Windsor in November 2007. (right).

Harry has also been judging WellChild’s photo competition, Hopes And Dreams, My Life Through a Lens. 

Children were encouraged to submit photos that showed the realities of life for families with serious health issues. Ruby Smallman, 13 years old, from Liverpool won the competition with her photo Hope in An Oak. 

Harry stated, “The children and families that I have had the honor of meeting during my years with WellChild are remarkable in their optimism, courage and resilience.” 

“I was proud to take part in this exhibition as a judge. Each photograph captured a moment in their lives and told so much about them. 

“Everyone who is a part of the WellChild Family is an inspiration. “Congratulations to all who entered and a special cheer for the winners. 

The competition celebrates opening of the WellChild Art Auction, supported by Christie’s. It is currently live online through global platform Artsy. 

The auction will raise money for seriously ill kids by selling works of contemporary artists.