Prince Harry Highlights Veterans in a Rare TV Appearance

Chloe Foussianes
Photo credit: Twitter/@BBCTheOneShow
Photo credit: Twitter/@BBCTheOneShow

From Town & Country

Like many of his fellow royals, Prince Harry has used Zoom calls and video messages to stay in touch with the public amid the pandemic. He's been recording clips for the Invictus Games (an adaptive sporting competition he helped found), capturing sweet moments between Meghan and Archie, Zooming with his patronages—and now, even making television appearances.

The Prince was asked by BBC's The One Show to spotlight veterans as a part of the program's VE Day content, and he chose to bring attention to the Guinea Pig Club and its modern-day counterpart (which Harry helped found), the CASEVAC Club. He was joined by the widow of one former GPC member and the son of another, as well as two founding members of the CASEVAC Club, who've also worked with Harry on the Invictus Games.

In a clip released by the show, Harry praises the GPC—a group of seriously wounded WWII veterans who helped contribute to the development of plastic surgery. "Those individuals that signed up, chose to serve, and then had life-changing injuries, they didn’t stop there," he says. "And that’s why it’s incredibly impressive, and yet at the same time, so incredibly uplifting."

During the show, Maggie Wilson, widow of GPC member Sandy Saunders, recalled how a reconstructive surgeon had treated her late husband. She said the surgeon told him, "'You need new upper eyelids, new lower eyelids. You need a proper nose, I'll give you a mouth so you can kiss the girls!' That's what happened."

Harry asked if he did, indeed, have good lips for kissing. "Oh, definitely good lips for kissing," she confirmed.

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