Prince Harry and Meghan markle enjoyed Veterans Day lunch at an army base near New Jersey. The servicemen shared their stories and Prince Harry enjoyed a meal with them. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex – who on Wednesday night dazzled at a gala honoring the military in Manhattan, on the Intrepid aircraft carrier – on Thursday traveled from New York to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey.

The site is the Department of Defense’s only tri-service base and is home to over 46,000 members of the armed forces and their families.

Duke and duchess host a luncheon for servicemen from six military branches. 

Harry, who was a ten-year veteran of the British army and served two tours of Afghanistan, spoke about isolation that many servicemen feel upon their return home and highlighted the importance supporting vets.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are seen on Thursday visiting Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey to mark Veterans Day

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are seen on Thursday visiting Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey to mark Veterans Day

Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, are seen listening intently as military personnel discuss their experiences

Harry, aged 37 and Meghan, forty, can be seen listening attentively to military personnel talk about their experiences

The couple ate lunch with the service members, with Harry beaming as he shared his stories of a decade in the British army

Harry was beaming while he shared stories from a decade serving in the British Army. Harry and Harry then shared lunch together.

The group discussed their families, community, and the value of service, according to a spokesman for the couple

According to the couple’s spokesman, the group talked about their family, community and service.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex look around the Intrepid Museum at the Salute to Freedom Gala on Wednesday night

At Wednesday’s Salute to Freedom Gala, the Duke and Duchess look at the Intrepid Museum from the Royal View.

A photograph supplied via Archewell showing the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the Intrepid Museum on Wednesday night

Archewell sent this photo of the Duke and Duchess Sussex, Wednesday night at the Intrepid museum

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend the 2021 Salute To Freedom Gala at the Intrepid Museum in New York City last night

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended the 2021 Salute To Freedom Gala held at the Intrepid Museum, New York City.

The couple wear red poppies on their outfits as a symbol of remembrance  at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum last night

The couple wear red poppies on their outfits as a symbol of remembrance  at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum last night

‘My experience in the military made me who I am today, and I will always be grateful for the people I got to serve with — wherever in the world we were,’ he said. 

“But, in war you also see or experience things that no one else can.”

“These remain with us, sometimes as a slideshow. 

Archewell’s spokesperson said, “During their visit, they discuss psychological health, community value, and living a life that is service-oriented.”

A spokesperson for the couple stated that they have “committed themselves to remembering and reflecting on service men, veterans, military families from all over the world”

They marked Veteran’s Day by taking a trip alone to Los Angeles National Cemetery last year and laying flowers on military graves.

2020 -- To mark Remembrance Sunday in 2020, Harry and Meghan visited the Los Angeles National Cemetery

2020 — Harry & Meghan visit the Los Angeles National Cemetery to commemorate Remembrance Sunday, 2020

2019 -- Prince Harry with his brother Prince William and uncle Prince Andrew at a Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph in London on November 10, 2019

2019 — Prince Harry and his uncle Prince Andrew attend a Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph, London on November 10, 2019.

2018 -- Harry and his brother on November 11 in 2018 at the annual Remembrance Sunday commemoration in London

2018 — Harry and his younger brother at Remembrance Sunday London commemoration on November 11.

As a royal serviceman, he had attended an annual ceremony at London’s Cenotaph. His 95-year-old grandmother will lead the ceremony on Sunday, even though he was unwell for several days and was advised by his doctors to take a break.

Harry and Meghan left Britain in January 2020 to move to California, where they have resigned.

After he lost his honorary military title, he now cannot wear military uniforms as a consequence of them resigning. At Wednesday’s event, he was permitted to place his medals on his black-tie suit.

Despite serving a decade in the army, the duke lost his title of Captain General Royal Marines, Honorary Air Commandant at RAF Honington, and Commodore, Small Ships and Diving Royal Naval Command.

After his service in Helmand, Harry was awarded the Operational Service Medal for Afghanistan (2018) and the Golden Jubilee award in 2002. In 2012 Harry also received the Operational Service Medal for Afghanistan (2018 Operational Service Medal).

2008 -- Prince Harry is pictured in January 2008 in Helmand province in Afghanistan while serving with the British Army

2008 — 2008 — Prince Harry is seen in Helmand, Afghanistan in January 2008. He was serving with the British Army.

2008 -- Prince Harry eats his boil-in-the-bag lunch in the desert during his military deployment in Helmand Province in 2008

2008 — In the desert, Prince Harry has his boil-in’the-bag lunch during his military deployment to Helmand Province.

2012 -- Known as Captain Wales, Prince Harry is pictured in November 2012 serving in southern Afghanistan

2012 — Prince Harry (also known as Captain Wales) is shown in November 2012, while serving in south Afghanistan.

The couple’s trip to the East Coast – their second in two months, after a September visit to the UN and 9/11 memorial – came after Meghan apologized to the Court of Appeal in London on Wednesday for failing to remember she told a royal aide to brief the authors of the Finding Freedom biography.

Although Harry and the duchess had previously denied that they co-operated with each other, the duchess said that she’d ‘forgotten’ to give the aide details about what she would reveal when she sat down with her.

Meghan has claimed that The Mail on Sunday violated her privacy when it published excerpts from her letter to Thomas Markle.