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William, Kate and Harry meet families of WW1 soldiers

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were joined by Prince Harry as they met the families of soldiers who fought in the First World War.

William and Kate meet with the families of fallen WW1 soldiers at an event near Mons, Belgium.
William and Kate meet with the families of fallen WW1 soldiers at an event near Mons, Belgium.
Someone takes a photograph of Prince Harry as he mingles at the St Symphorien event.
Someone takes a photograph of Prince Harry as he mingles at the St Symphorien event.

Prince Harry to unveil memorial arch for WWI centenary

Prince Harry will today unveil a memorial arch in Kent, where many soldiers took their last steps on British soil, to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Prince Harry is one of the royals attended many memorial events to mark the WWI centenary today.
Prince Harry is one of the royals attended many memorial events to mark the WWI centenary today. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The prince will also lay a wreath at the event, organised by educational charity Step Short, which was set up to remember the millions of men and women involved in the First World War.

He will then take the salute of a military and civilian parade before walking down the Road of Remembrance, a Kensington Palace spokesman said.

The memorial will take place in Folkestone in Kent, which played an integral part in the Great War as the port to and from the Western Front for millions of men and women.

The spokesman added: "For many it was their last time on British soil before heading to the battlefields of France and Belgium."

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Prince Harry gets a 'beer hat' in Chilean shanty town

Prince Harry visited a Chilean shanty town community whose homes were destroyed by devastating wildfires on the fourth day of his official visit to Brazil and Chile.

The fourth in line to the throne even fixed a family's television.

Prince Harry was presented with a Chile 'Beer hat' in Valpariso. Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

Thousands were left homeless and 15 people were killed when the flames struck in and around the port of Valparaiso in April.

Harry was welcomed into the temporary home of three families in El Vergel, where almost all the wooden properties were destroyed leaving 100 families homeless.

Prince Harry was shown the devastation left by the Valparaiso fire. Credit: Lewis Whyld/Daily Telegraph/PA Wire

Fire fighters spent two days battling the wildfires but hardest hit were the slum dwellers living in shacks built on steep hills overlooking the city.

Prince Harry had tea with residents of Valparaiso Credit: Lewis Whyld/Daily Telegraph/PA Wire

When visiting the home of Coca Perez, 50, and her teenage son and daughter, the Prince noticed their television was not working properly.

Mrs Perez said: "He looked at it and he started to fiddle with the cable. He managed to get it working so we could watch Chile playing Brazil. Now I can tell everyone that Prince Harry is my TV repair man."

Read: Harry says Prince George looks like Winston Churchill

Harry: Prince George looks like Winston Churchill

The Duchess of Cambridge, holds Prince George. Credit: REUTERS/Phil Noble

Prince George has a full round face like wartime leader Winston Churchill, according to his uncle Prince Harry.

Harry made the comments about the future King at a reception in Chile to mark the Queen's official birthday.

Virginia Araya, a presenter on national radio station Infinita, said she questioned Harry about the young royal.

She said: "I asked him what George was like. He said 'He's growing up, he is walking and he has big, chubby cheeks. He looks like a young Winston Churchill'."

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