This will be Prince Harry’s first official role during a state visit

Very exciting news for the Prince

Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde

Prince Harry has been working extremely hard this year. In the run up to the London marathon, he raised awareness of mental health charity, Heads Together, with his brother, Prince William, and sister-in-law, Kate Middleton. He spoke about his own experience with depression and panic attack, and he has also been busy launching the paralympic-esque sporting event, Invictus Games.

And it seems his hard work is paying off, as he has just been awarded his first official role during a state visit.

Queen Elizabeth has asked Prince Harry to accompany the Spanish royals when they attend Westminster Abbey later this month. Harry will escort King Felipe and Queen Letizia when they lay a wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior on Thursday 13th July.

After the ceremony, they will receive a short tour of the Abbey by the Dean.

Kensington Palace confirmed the news, with Buckingham Palace issuing an official statement saying: ‘the King and Queen of Spain will visit Westminster Abbey, accompanied by HRH Prince Henry of Wales.’

Although the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be on a tour of Germany and Poland later this month, they are expected to attend a formal banquet with the Spanish royals on Thursday evening.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia will be visiting the UK on official state business for the first time, and are set to make a visit to Downing Street to see Prime Minister Theresa May during their time in London. The visit will take place from Tuesday 11th until Friday 14th July, during which time they will be staying with Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace.

What a royally busy week…

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