Prince Harry will attend the Intrepid Valor Awards in NY in November

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex attend the 91st Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey in London, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019.

Last year, for Remembrance Day, Prince Harry made a special request of Buckingham Palace: he asked them to make an arrangement to have someone pick up a wreath which had been made for him, and have that wreath laid at the Cenotaph. The palace flatly refused. We later found out that the Queen personally refused Harry’s request because apparently the only royal man of his generation to serve tour tours in combat needed some kind of “lesson” about service and royal life. Harry found a way to honor the fallen in another way – he visited the Los Angeles National Cemetery and laid flowers on the gravestones of British and Commonwealth soldiers.

I bring all of this up because this year, I seriously doubt that Harry will even request anything from the palace. He’s already making his own arrangements and those arrangements involve the Intrepid Valour Awards in New York.

The Duke of Sussex is to return to New York. Prince Harry will present the inaugural Intrepid Valour Awards to five service members, veterans and military families living with “the invisible wounds of war”.

The proud dad-of-two, who has just carried out a trip to the city with the Duchess of Sussex, will be back on the East Coast for the Salute to Freedom gala at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on November 10. The event, held aboard the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid, comes the day before Armistice Day in the UK, known as Veterans Day in the US.

The Salute to Freedom gala pays tribute to those who have served in the US forces, defending America, with the awards honouring those who have “demonstrated courage and perseverance in the face of great danger or personal struggle”. Rocker and humanitarian Jon Bon Jovi will also receive the 2021 Intrepid Lifetime Achievement Award for his work as chairman of the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation. The organisation focuses on breaking the cycle of poverty and homelessness through affordable housing and shelter, including permanent supportive housing for veterans.

Jon Bon Jovi recorded a charity single, Unbroken, for Harry’s Invictus Games Foundation early in 2020.

Harry, who moved to live in California last year, was in New York at the weekend to campaign for vaccine equity with Meghan on their first major public trip since stepping down from royal duties.

Susan Marenoff-Zausner, president of the Intrepid Museum, said: “We are so grateful to Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex for honouring and amplifying the stories of these heroes and helping to raise awareness for mental health support for our men and women in uniform.”

[From Yahoo News]

Can you already hear the wailing from Bitter Isle? Whhhhhhyyyy is Harry going to a fancy New York gala to honor veterans when he could be back in England, being bullied by his unhinged brother?! Some people don’t know the meaning of the word “service,” hrumph. Anyway, I hope Meghan comes with Harry! I hope they do a second royal tour of New York. I hope they realize that they’re spending so much time in New York, perhaps they need an apartment there! Also: I get the feeling that the Biden administration – or the First Lady’s office – will also invite Harry to come down to DC and do an event around Veterans Day/Remembrance Day.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are seen after a visit to One World Observatory with Governor Hochul and Mayor de Blasio

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  1. Lili says:

    Its all go, go go. there is no holding these guys back, this is amazing news, Damn Blighty is going to be so pissed, with all the attention the Rival court is getting LOL

    • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

      @Lili For me, the most awful moment was when that hideous family refused to lay Harry’s wreath on Remembrance Day. That they could treat the only member of the family who had served two tours of Afghanistan with such callousness, and by extension all those who had served in that war – some of whom I know personally – was the icing on the cake of disgust. Hideous people, trotting out paedorapey Andy, and the Cambridge kids as side-stunts, while their core remains as inimical and exceptionalist as ever. I’m glad that Harry is undaunted. Good on him.

      • Becks1 says:

        That was also a slap in the face to those who made the wreath. It wasn’t like he was asking the Queen to make the wreath herself FFS. It was made already and AFAIK it went to waste.

      • Nic919 says:

        That they were willing to offend veterans just to spite Harry shows how much the entire Remembrance Day ceremony was always more about puffery for family members who never saw any combat and to guild themselves with unearned medals and ribbons.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ Nic919, brilliant statement as to the actual truth of how the RF looks at these pompous displays and celebrations as if THEY are the ones that served!! Well said!!

        And yet, we, those Americans, will be able to celebrate Harry’s presence on this November day to honour all of those who have served for democracy and the protection of all of us!!!! I don’t think that they could have chosen a more suited gentleman and veteran to present these distinguished awards!!!!

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ Andrew’s Nemesis, I am so sad for your loved ones to have been effected by Petty Betty and her ongoing campaign of punishing Harry. No veteran should feel less worthy due to the sole purpose of penalizing one person of their family, which causes a domino effect. Our veterans are incredibly important and valued. No matter your country flag, every single veteran must be recognized, thanked and appreciated for their service. It’s due to our veterans that allows us to walk freely in our home countries and that democracy is still upheld and protected.

        Sorry but this is sensitive for me, as my great-nephew just got back after serving 3 tours in Afghanistan. In addition to my nephew who was enlisted and is now with the National Guard.

      • Dee says:

        Yes, totally agree. That wasn’t just petty; it was ugly.

  2. Becks1 says:

    I would not be surprised if he does have something scheduled with the Bidens – probably Dr. Biden, not the president, but that way he can go to NYC and then hop down to DC and then back to California. One thing we are definitely seeing from him is a desire to make the most out of every trip – we’ve seen it when he’s gone back to England and has met with charities, WellChild, etc; we saw it this weekend in NYC. He (and Meghan) are not going to fly cross country for one event.

    I also would not be surprised if, at some point down the line, they do buy a place in NYC.

    • MMadison says:

      I agree. The Sussex’s really need to live bi-coastal. What Harry and Meghan are accomplishing in such a short period of time should be celebrated. They are filling a void within the USA that no one else can…PERIOD. I know that the Brits don’t get it. The things they focus on are just not relevant to an American audience. We don’t care what Meghan wears clothes or jewelry. If she can afford it, that’s her business. What we care about is the actions taken and putting in the work. The Brits could learn a great deal if they watched them in action instead of crying and being salty daily. Seriously people across the world are watching a country in complete meltdown over the Sussex’s meanwhile they can’t keep groceries on the shelves because of Brexit and they say nothing.

      • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

        You’re speaking – as ever – of a very small number of Brits, @MMadison. (Do you include the Scots, Northern Irish and Welsh in your general disdain for everything about my country, I wonder?) We leftwingers, a significant number of the population, loathe the monarchy as much as any other rightminded soul, and hate the way that Meghan has been treated. Perhaps visit one of the most highly-trafficked news sites in the UK, the Guardian, for an alternative view.

      • MMadison says:

        @Andrew’s Nemesis: Point taken. It was a generalization. I’m speaking to the loudest voices coming out of England, sadly we don’t hear much from the leftwingers. However your point is taken.

      • booboocita says:

        Oh, I’d say that folks in the USA definitely care about Meghan’s clothing and jewelry. But we accept that she has the right to dress herself according to her means, and don’t begrudge her the expense. And while people love her, they don’t think she personally owes them anything.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      @ Becks1, yes. Harry will certainly be receiving an invitation from Dr. Biden very soon!!! She will certainly want to have a chance for them to chat and possibly present some ideas that would benefit not only veterans, but also every person living in the US. I can see Dr. Biden right now putting together a list, pages upon pages, of questions, ideas, thoughts and further programs for them to launch together. Dr. Biden certainly isn’t one to let the grass grow under her feet!! I just love her!!!! And I adore Madame VP Harris as well, and her husband is too cute too!!

      The sky is the limit with Harry and Meghan!!!!

    • Jaded says:

      Can you imagine the difference between Kate’s embarrassing fiasco of a round table with Dr. Biden and what Meghan’s would be like? The two of them would spend hours together and come up with tangible and successful strategies for educational opportunities for women in need, then they’d have wine and hug, BFFs 4-evah!

  3. Courtney B says:

    With his background as a vet and being open about dealing with mental health issues, this is right in Harry’s wheelhouse. I’d love to see this be one a permanent part of his portfolio. He could bring such a spotlight to the subject. We’re already seeing huge numbers of vets with ptsd and TBI (early on misdiagnosed as personality disorders) and it’s just the tip of the iceberg coming from a generation that saw two different wars of two decades duration. The two longest wars in our history fought concurrently and without benefit of a draft so the burden fell on a small number. This issue for the VA and veterans’ groups is going to explode over the coming decades.

    • Mary Mae says:

      Are you talking about the event itself or Harry dealing with Veterans issues? Because Harry already does a lot with that.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        I think Courtney B is referring to Harry becoming involved with “Intrepid Valor” on a regular and continual basis.

      • Courtney B says:

        This event and expanding what he already does now that he has a whole foundation in Archewell that he and Meghan can curate to their interests rather than the cluster**** that is the Royal Foundation. (Thank god they didn’t get their hands on Invictus) He’s just so uniquely equipped for it in experience and level of both compassion and the ability to express it. More than most who have his platform and visibility.

    • Christine says:

      Courtney B, I completely agree with you. I know that current soldiers and veterans, no matter their country of origin, will really appreciate him. I am so sorry for him that his family has made this a non-starter in HIS country of origin, but both Meghan and Harry can bob and weave. They are the fighters every service member deserves.

  4. Jan says:

    Prince Harry went to their Gala in 2010, so he is familiar with the Intrepid Valor Awards.
    People talk about Meghan networking, but Harry is just as good.

    • MMadison says:

      Harry’s resume is understated. He has quietly been doing the works for years. The British Press never really highlighted Harry because TOB was doing NOTHING

      • Becks1 says:

        Harry has been in the same room as some of the most important people in the world for most of his life and he’s been smart about it. He’s been networking for ages. I think gayle king was the one who said that people would be surprised at how well-connected Harry was. I feel like’s been collecting phone numbers and building relationships for 20 years.

      • Haylie says:

        Which is another nail in the coffin of royalty being about service. Will and Kate should’ve been forced off their lazy asses right after the wedding. Instead, the spare did all the work while the heir’s heir did nothing but vacation and screw around.

      • Eurydice says:

        Yes, that’s the thing. Meghan is great and she had a network in entertainment, but Harry is the international figure.

      • Sofia says:

        @Becks1: Definitely. At the time of the wedding, a lot of people looked at the celebs/famous guests that attended and went “Obviously attention seeking Meghan wants their friendship and invited them” but a lot of them had interacted with Harry in some capacity and inviting them was probably his idea more than hers.

        I’m not trying to downplay Meghan’s connections or her ability to network but rather point out that people do that to Harry. He knows how to network and form connections with people.

      • MMadison says:

        Yes, it seems like Harry had all the pieces to the puzzle he just needed help to put them all together….enter Meghan, Master planner and visionary. She helped Harry to begin to put those pieces of the puzzle to good use and now working together that puzzle is starting to look pretty good! People often forget that Meghan has a degree in International Studies and wanted to become a Diplomat at one point. When you look at the connection between the two of them it is very well suited.

      • JT says:

        People never give Harry enough credit. In fact, they still don’t. Everyone keeps crediting the Archewell success to only Meg, but Harry is actually more experienced in building up foundations and doing charity work on an international scale than she is. Invictus is huge organization that took years of planning, Sentebale has been up and successfully running for over a decade, and Travelyst is growing as well, especially with its partnership with Google. This is nothing new to Harry and he is incredibly connected and good at networking.

    • Chelsea says:

      @Eurydice Meghan had a network outside of entertainment; she was very close with tbh the Trudeaus and she traveled as a UN Women’s Ambassador where she met with multiple world leaders. She also used to do a lot of paid speeches so I’m sure she had some business contacts as well. When you partner that with Harry’s many connections he nurtured over the years ranging from politicians to business execs and thought leaders ftom his international work these two are a dream team and it is nuts that the Firm and the BM thought they would have a hard time outside of palace walls.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ Chelsea, that you for taking that point across to Eurdice!! I was ready to pounce too!!! Meghan has been a go-getter since she was still a child. Remember she wrote that letter to a major company about how women were being represented!! Now, a nine year old taking on a giant corporation is destined for taking the steps to improve the lives of those who need a hand!!!

      • Eurydice says:

        Thanks for clarifying, Chelsie. My point is that, as impressive as Meghan is, Harry’s been in the elite of the international world since the day he was born. He’s been overshadowed by his family and his approach is low-key, which is why I think people have viewed him as second fiddle to Meghan. But history and logic shows otherwise.

      • Chelsea says:

        I totally get your point @eurydice. I do think though that the US is looking at him less and less as the second fiddle as for the majority of the year hr was the one we saw working because Meghan was on leave. And a lot of people came away surprised at how smart he was during that podcast with Dax including Dax himself. We all got the tabloid stories here but the press isn’t invested in continuing to harp back to that time as the BM so it’s easier for people to give him a second chance for a new perspective here. Heck, as i type this his speech is being praised by many experts on twitter.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      @ Andrew’s Nemesis, I am so sad for your loved ones to have been effected by Petty Betty and her ongoing campaign of punishing Harry. No veteran should feel less worthy due to the sole purpose of penalizing one person of their family, which causes a domino effect. Our veterans are incredibly important and valued. No matter your country flag, every single veteran must be recognized, thanked and appreciated for their service. It’s due to our veterans that allows us to walk freely in our home countries and that democracy is still upheld and protected.

      Sorry but this is sensitive for me, as my great-nephew just got back after serving 3 tours in Afghanistan. In addition to my nephew who was enlisted and is now with the National Guard.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      @ Jan, I am certain that Harry is very well versed in working a crowd as he has been doing so for the last 10 years or more possibly!! They certainly make a dynamic duo!!

  5. Kalana says:

    The jubilee medals are such a farce.

    A tweet of William (Can You Drive A Lorry?) went viral over the weekend and in the picture he’s wearing a suit with two jubilee medals and it looks ridiculous. They’re wearing medals celebrating being related to the Queen.

    Edit -this was a reply to a comment about Andrew.

    • Jan says:

      Germany’s new Chancellor is funny, he said England chose to leave the EU, so basically it’s none of their business about the fuel and food shortages.
      England still thinks they are in a power position, offering 3 months work permits to Lorry drivers ending on Christmas Eve.
      They want foreigners that were taking their jobs out of the country, now they have fruit and vegetables rotting in the fields and this is just the beginning.

      • I pet goat 2 says:

        Germany does not have a new chancellor yet.

        But yes, brexit is proving to be exactly as bad as expected for the UK.

      • Jan says:

        Merkel is stepping down.

      • I pet goat 2 says:

        Yeah, thanks? Elections were Sunday. A coalition is not yet formed. It is not clear who will be chancellor, though of course no one wants it to be laschet.
        Germany does not have a new chancellor yet.

    • MF1 says:

      The jubilee medals are incredibly stupid. Basically granny is giving her kids and grandkids participation trophies. The fact that they actually wear them in public is so cringe-worthy.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      @ Kalanak well there goes my breakfast!

  6. Amy Bee says:

    The British press is going to start crying again that Harry has abandoned British soldiers. And yeah, I can see Harry being involved with some event for Veterans Day.

    • lanne says:

      That’s rich, considered they abandoned him, a British soldier. We all should remind them to check themselves if they go that route.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ Ianne, not only did they abandon him, but he has been stripped of wearing his uniform ever again, due to the Petty People of The Royal Family and their utter jealousy and hatred as they keep them moving into the land of never-to-be-forgiven. But I would think that on American soil, Harry could wear his uniform, right? Am I missing something here?

    • SarahCS says:

      I mean at this point we can write the stories ourselves right now.

      I am loving H&M’s work right now. I know they would have been epic if they’d been able to jump right into this but I also think that the year (+) of enforced lockdowns, no travel, etc. worked in their favour as it gave them valuable time to be a family and look after themselves (all while still making a tangible impact on the world) and now they are OFF.

      • Couch potato says:

        I agree @SarahCS. The pandemic gave them time to breath and a chanse to work more quietly than they would’ve with the RR on their doorstep.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        I agree as well!!! They have certainly come out of the gate ready to win the race!! I am so excited for them!!! They certainly could benefit having 18+ months to recover and reground themselves. In addition to not only having suffered a miscarriage, but to be able to breathe without someone leaking it or being smeared for being pregnant.

        This makes me smile that all of their dreams of what they want to do with their philanthropy, but most importantly, that they can live their lives free from the binds of the constant hatred across the pond. I am so happy for them!! They certainly deserve every bit of happiness to them and their weee little ones!!!

  7. Jan says:

    Can you believe it! I think the Queen hates Charles and is trying to embarrass him.
    She can give him all the Honors she wants, he is still pedo.

    • Jaded says:

      It’s Andrew that’s the hebophile (men attracted to teenagers). A pedophile is attracted to young, pre-pubescent children. Charles was merely friends with one (Jimmy Saville).

  8. Jezz says:

    They relentlessly do the exact right thing. They need to open a PR firm (the BRF could be their first clients)

  9. Ginger says:

    This is amazing news. I love how the US recognizes Harry’s service (unlike the RF) . I definitely see him doing an event with Dr Biden. He won’t fly across the country for one event. I’m sure there will be more and announced on the day. I would love for Meghan to come but we will see.

  10. Eurydice says:

    So interesting how Harry is immersing himself into the US.

  11. SunRae says:

    I’m genuinely still trying to understand why this man, so wonderful with people of all backgrounds, adored by children (which is HARD. small humans suffer no one) and so well connected was… basically discarded.

    I’ve read all the things and I still cannot understand how he was fumbled. Even if it meant enduring Meghan (a threat as an idea but realistically just a hard working sweetie pie), they could’ve tried just to keep him. He was their biggest asset and they just LET HIM GO????

    • Becks1 says:

      When you look at it like that… really is mind-boggling, isnt it? the royal family should have been bending over backward to keep him in the fold, and not just from the moment Sussexit was announced. The instant Meghan was being attacked in the press, the instant the racial abuse started, the royal family should have closed ranks around her, in private AND in public.

      It all just goes to show you that they really never saw Harry the way many others do. They always underestimated him. They thought that Edward and Sophie could fill in any gaps left by the Sussexes.

      You have to wonder if they realize their huge mistake at this point, or if they’re just like “meh, we don’t need him.”

      • Eurydice says:

        Even more mind-boggling is that Harry doesn’t seem to have been loved, regardless of BP’s official statement. How do you discard your own child, your own grandchild, over a marriage that you approved? Maybe Harry reminds Charles too much of Diana.

      • swirlmamad says:

        @Eurydice, that is exactly it. When Charles looks at Harry he sees Diana reincarnated and he cannot abide it. He failed her as a husband and now has failed him as a father.

      • 809Matriarch says:

        There are receipts all over the place that the source of the worst vitriol in the press was the Palace(s) and courtiers. Several RRs gleefully gloated about it. The former GMB bully host bragged the Palace called to thank him for his relentless “standing up to” Harry and Meghan and then tweeted a selfie of himself in front of KP with the caption TEAM PALACE. So naturally they weren’t going to close ranks to protect Meghan. They wanted her GONE. They just didn’t expect Harry to leave with her.

      • Nyro says:

        The never realize when they have a gem. Remember, according to her own rota rats, the queen didn’t want Diana’s funeral to be held in Westminster because she didn’t believe there would be enough mourners to fill the place.

    • MsIam says:

      Harry wasn’t discarded, he left. If he was discarded, there wouldn’t be all of this rumbling about how “Harry must come back, when will he come back, why won’t he come back!” He and Meghan told the UK royals they were leaving and they did. Harry and Meghan rejected that life completely. They offered to do a nominal amount of work to support the queen but in reality they were done. I think COVID made it appear like they were escaping in the dark of night under pressure but they were not thrown out, kicked out or whatever other narrative the House of Bitter tries to spin.

      • ABritGuest says:

        Yeah but before they left they were pretty much abandoned& Meghan especially was thrown to the press wolves. They talked about the lack of support on Oprah. That’s part of the reason why the press went so hard- they probably never been in a position where the firm made clear their would be no protection for one of the still married members, so they went HARD.

        I’m happy for Harry, I hope he’s able to do lots with vet groups in his new country but also continue to champion vet orgs in the U.K. to the extent won’t step on any toes

      • Eurydice says:

        I guess the thing is to take a step back, before H&M decided they were done. Why did they decide this when they seemed happy enough to do the work the Queen required? H&M said that they decided this because Meghan was treated abominably and Harry’s family refused to do anything about it. We’ve seen that others (including those in the palace) think it was Meghan’s plan all along to detach Harry from the RF, or that Harry had a 20 year plan to leave the RF – I’m not sure if you’re saying a variation of this. But, I’ll go with H&M’s words, because I don’t know any better.

      • SunRae says:

        Even you don’t believe this @MsIam. If that was the plan from the get-go they never would’ve agreed to the big wedding, which we now know they didn’t even want but fulfilled at the behest of the institution. Meghan did the cookbook before she married and toured while heavily pregnant – that is not the behavior of someone who intended to phone it in before swanning off. They left because she was on the verge of suicide and no one would help.

        I find this particular bit of revisionist history really insidious. As if their child wasn’t likened to a primate, as if her every move wasn’t dissected, as if her real-time dehumanisation wasn’t there for all to see…. just because unhinged royalists wouldn’t forgive her for not abasing herself for their yuck-mouth approval.

        That there was no public, and seemingly private, support as this was happening… their beloved Prince running around desperate for solutions they wouldn’t even consider providing… is the exact definition of being discarded. And if you would stop being so outraged that in 2021 people choose themselves over the roles we’ve assigned them, you’d realise this.

      • Becks1 says:

        @SunRae – she’s not saying it was the plan from the get-go. She’s saying that the “half in half out” offer was kind of a bone they were throwing to the royals in early 2020, because by THAT point they were done for the reasons you mention.

      • MsIam says:

        @SunRae, I think this notion of discarded is revisionist history. Remember when Harry was on the Dax show, I believe, or maybe it was James Cordon, and he said “We’ve looked at this business model, we’ve seen behind the curtain and it doesn’t work”. He and Meghan made a conscious decision to get out of there and Harry left like a grown ass man. If you want to call someone ” discarded” look no further than Sarah Ferguson.

      • Eurydice says:

        MsIam – I see what you’re getting at. It might be a matter of definition, because I don’t think Sarah Ferguson ever had the wherewithal to leave as a “grown ass woman” – not the monarchical network, not the financial resources, not the mental or emotional capabilities. But still, she’s managed to hang on to the RF, to live with Andrew within the royal circle, to have her children be recognized and accepted.

        The thing about Harry is that he grew up “behind the curtain” – he didn’t need to marry Meghan to figure out how the business model worked. And I find it hard to believe that he’d be so cruel as to bring Meghan into a situation, a business model, that he knew would never work for her. As H&M said in their interview, they tried to work within the model, they expected problems, but they expected fairness – fairness that was extended to others also working within the business model. The Firm actively chose not to help, actively chose to harm, actively chose the path that would let them go. Fortunately, Harry had the wherewithal, the connections, money and strength to walk out a “grown ass man.” But he’s not with the RF anymore, nor is his family.

        So, was Sarah “discarded” or was Harry? I suppose time will tell.

      • MsIam says:

        @Eurydice, the very things you say about Sarah, that she was unprepared in any way to stand on her own, at least not on the level she became accustomed to, did not stop that family from tossing her out the door. Hence “discarded”. The reason I don’t use that term for Harry is because the family has every intention of welcoming him back if he chooses to come, preferably without Meghan and probably Archie and Lili too. They thought they were putting Harry in time out like a toddler and then he would come crying to mommy asking for forgiveness. Instead he stood up like a grown up and said ” I’m out’. As far as him bringing Meghan into a situation that would never work for her, I’m sure they had the conversation that if this doesn’t work we’ll leave. If Harry as a single man contemplated leaving then its not a stretch to imagine he would do the same if he felt his wife and kids were being threatened. They did their best to be loyal but not at the expense of their personhood.

      • Eurydice says:

        @MsIam – I agree Harry had long-held frustrations and I’m sure they discussed it, as couples do, but it’s hard for me to believe it went along the lines of “My family, their minions and the press will hound you until you die, but no worries, we’ll leave just before you take that handful of pills.” In the Oprah interview, Harry seemed genuinely shocked that his family had gone beyond what he’d expected. I guess I’m saying that if Harry and Meghan had an actual escape plan in mind before they got married, I don’t think Meghan would have found herself on the brink of suicide. And if the family really wants Harry back, they have a very odd way of showing it. “You can come back if you want, but we won’t do anything to facilitate that. Oh, and don’t bother bringing your family.” One doesn’t need a boot in the pants with an invitation like that.

    • Couch potato says:

      I know. Both Harry and Meghan would’ve been huge assets to the Firm. First, I don’t think they belived he would leave. I think they thought it was an empty threat, because no one leaves the RF voluntarily. In their mind, they and the life they live, are the top of the world. They couldn’t and probably still can’t comprehend he doesn’t need to be part of that life. Secondly, they are so hung up in the hierarchy they never saw how great he is. They only saw him as the spare and the scapegoat. Had the firm been smart, they would’ve used H&M’s popularity to lift the lazy Cams up. They could’ve raised them up just by pairing Meghan and Keen up for a few engagements, or if Kate wore clothes from the Smart Set collection, or used recipes from the cookbook at an arrangement at KP or BP. Small stuff like that, would go a long way to make the Cams look so much better, but no.

      • Bren says:

        I’m glad the Sussexes weren’t used that way but I get your point. If KP (W&K) were smarter in their approach, they could have done the little things to appear that they were supportive of Meghan publicly and it would have been very difficult for H&M to disprove. William and Kate were so blinded by their xenophobia, racism, and downright jealousy that they acted like two stubborn bulls in a china shop. Now they have a mess that they don’t know how to clean up. If only William and Kate were better people from the start.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      @ SunRae & @ Becks1, it is mind blowing!!! I would never discard my children like these fools have!! They can’t get past their enormous ego and jealousy to allow Harry, then the addition of Meghan, that they treated them as the enemy. They pulled out ALL of the stops to destroy them, to the point of suicide. I think that the Royal family was under the impression that Harry would never leave. Harry had and has always been the scapegoat or the bit of flesh to feed the rabid dogs. I think that Chaz saw a bit of Diana in Meghan, which he promptly shut down and refused to allow himself to see how wonderful she truly is and how much she could bring to the Monarchy. As for Baldimort, he was seething with anger and jealousy as soon as he, and KKWeen, realized how well received and charismatic Harry and Meghan are together. Which brings us to Petty Betty, she foolishly listened to the tantrums of the two heirs to which she acted upon by stripping away ALL forms of protection for Meghan and ultimately Harry.
      For now, the entire Royal family will continue to dissolve into an establishment of destruction, all by their own making.

  12. Tanya Nguyen says:

    If not for the pandemic and the shutdown, I think veterans events like this and Prince Harry would have already done things together. I’m happy for Prince Harry because I know that he always wants to acknowledge veterans day. I don’t think he will reach out to anyone in the UK to acknowledge whatever festivities they’re doing there. More and more his life will be here in the States.

    • Amy Bee says:

      He was supposed to attend the Warrior Games in Orlando this year but it was canceled because of COVID.

  13. TIFFANY says:

    Not to take away from Harry, but I didn’t know the extent of Bon Jovi and his work. I knew he had the restaurant in Philly and the work there but his foundation work is awesome. Bon Jovi is a mensch.

  14. ecsMom says:

    The BM was so busy with the invisible contract, lifting TOB and getting clicks terrorizing the Sussex’s that they don’t even realize how they hurt their own people. I can’t imagine being in the Royal military watching one of your heroes being run out of town, unwilling removed as your patron and now having to watch from afar Prince Harry work for veterans from other countries. Yes I know he has always worked for all veterans, and he will never not be so proud of the Royal Army/Airforce, etc, but he is now limited to what he can do for them specifically. Before Prince Harry was theirs, royalty that fought beside them, didn’t forget them and was a role model for the world. A British role model. Now they have to watch from afar and I can’t imagine what that must feel like.

    • Lizzie says:

      I think you hit on the reason that Harry’s honorary military titles have not been awarded to any other royal. We’ve been told Anne, William or Kate will step in but it never happens. UK military are holding out for Harry or no one.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        That’s truly the worst part of this petty penalty, isn’t it. Due to their own selfish and jealous reasons, they have basically sent an enormous 🖕🏼to their own military. Actually, they have saluted all of their patronage’s this flag of FU. They will all now become non-existent. All boiled down from jealousy, narcissism, and selfishness.

  15. Sofia says:

    Yeah I definitely can see them buying a penthouse in NY. A lot of famous people have multiple homes/a west coast and east coast place.

  16. aquarius64 says:

    Your fault this is happening BRF and BM.

  17. souperkay says:

    He needs to find a good balance. In the US, Veteran’s Day is for living veterans and Memorial Day is for those that passed. The UK is different, November 11th is more about remembrance. This gala sounds like a good way to hit the American intent of Veteran’s Day.

    • molly says:

      Harry has done enough work with his own service, living vets, wounded vets, mental health, passed vets, etc. that it’s appropriate for him to show up at ANY event connected to the military. No one is going to turn away his support or visibility, regardless of the nuances of the day.

  18. Over it says:

    They definitely should buy a place in New York. Superstars need many places to come home to while traveling and doing superstars things.The monarchy clearly didn’t think this snubbing Harry wreath request all the way through, but that’s them with everything. Spiteful and stupid

    • Debbie says:

      “They definitely should buy a place in New York” — if only to give the BM a chance to count more bathrooms. I’m all for it.

  19. Nicki says:


    Brilliant! Oh I hope that’s going to happen!

  20. molly says:

    God, I had forgotten that BS last year about not laying the wreath.

    “Noooo, we can’t change the arbitrary rules we made up about this made up event that we started in the first place! PRO-TO-COLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!”

    • Christine says:

      This one remains the most petty, cruel act the queen subjected Harry to, IMO. The fact that their wreath maker (because of course the “royal family” have a wreath maker) had put in the time and labor to make one for Harry and Meghan, and the queen refused to allow it to be placed is just beyond the pale.

  21. AmelieOriginal says:

    I’ve been to the Intrepid Museum a few times where this gala is happening, it is a very cool place! Definitely worth the detour if you’ve been to NYC before and you’ve done some of the bigger tourist attractions like Times Square or I dunno, the Met. A very appropriate venue for a gala honoring veterans. Not to mention incredible views of the west side of Manhattan and the Hudson River. I remember when my aunt used to work for MTV they had some kind of huge staff party (maybe it was for the VMAs?) out on the large aircraft carrier part of it, seemed a bit wild lol. I can’t wait to see pictures of the event.

  22. Athena says:

    I’m waiting to see Harry and Meghan at a White House state dinner.

    • JT says:

      Can you imagine the meltdowns if H&M are invited to the White House for a state dinner? The coats. The jewels. The bathrooms. It would be glorious. Please let’s speak this into existence.

      • Liz version 700 says:

        Oh sweet Lord that would be amazing. They would be gorgeous at a state dinner. Heck they would send the RR into a tizzy if they just stopped by for ice cream

    • Lucky Charm says:

      From your mouth to God’s ears! Please yes let this happen!

  23. one of the marys says:

    I wrote this on Instagram (I think it was) but I think this is as good for Harry as it is for the award. It firmly establishes him internationally in the veterans /military arena. I haven’t forgotten about Invictus and that’s his own creation. This award is American and they invited a non American who is only getting more and more recognition for his advocacy. I’m so happy for him and have no pity for the other brother

  24. Aurelia says:

    Is there no American hero to hand out the medals. This is just weird