Harry meets injured service personnel ahead of US trip

Prince Harry talks to Sapper Clive Smith (left) and Sapper Jack Cummings who both lost their legs in Afghanistan in 2010 at St Paul's Cathedral, London, following a service marking the 75th anniversary of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) across the Armed Forces. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday October 22, 2015. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Prince Harry talks to Sapper Clive Smith (left) and Sapper Jack Cummings who both lost their legs in Afghanistan in 2010 at St Paul's Cathedral, London, following a service marking the 75th anniversary of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) across the Armed Forces. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday October 22, 2015. See PA story ROYAL Harry. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire

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PRINCE HARRY met families of bomb disposal experts killed in action, at a service marking the 75th anniversary of Armed Forces’ explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) units.

The prince, who did two tours in Afghanistan with the British Army, also crouched down to chat and share jokes with two sappers who lost their legs in the conflict.

The service at St Paul’s Cathedral in London paid tribute to those who served as bomb disposal experts over the decades, here and abroad, from those who worked on Luftwaffe bombs in the Blitz to those who served in Northern Ireland and more recent conflicts like Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan.

The congregation of 1,500 service personnel and families were also played BBC news headlines about bombings on a speaker, including that of Lord Louis Mountbatten, the Queen’s cousin and great-uncle of the Prince of Wales, who was assassinated by the IRA in 1979.

Meanwhile, it was revealed Prince Harry and Michelle Obama will meet wounded servicemen and women undergoing rehab when he visits a US military base next week.

Harry is making a one-day trip to the US to highlight his up-coming Invictus Games.

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