GOOD NEWS Prince Harry Shares Emotional Moment with Wounded U.S. Marine
A wounded U.S. Marine's 1,000-mile journey through Britain ended with an embrace from none other than Royal Prince Harry.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) November 1, 2015
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.
Ennis is due to have her leg amputated resulting from a helicopter crash in Afghanistan in 2012, but she postponed the surgery to take part in this trip. She made the journey with fellow U.S. Marine Andrew Bement and four British ex-servicemen.
— People magazine (@people) November 1, 2015
Five days ago, Harry visited a Virginia military base with Michelle Obama and Jill Biden. Hugs ensued there as well.
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) October 30, 2015
Watch the Sky News report above.