Solemn scene as Prince honours JFK

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A HUSH fell over Arlington National Cemetery in Washington as Prince Harry laid a floral tribute at the grave of former US president John F Kennedy, who was assassinated almost 50 years ago.

Wearing his Household Cavalry’s Blues and Royals No 1 dress uniform and the light blue beret of the Army Air Corps, the 28-year-old knelt on one knee as he placed the blooms on a tombstone, which lies next to an eternal flame.

He then stood to attention, bowed his head and paused for a moment in quiet reflection.

Harry also laid a wreath at the cemetery’s Section 60 – where US troops who have been killed in recent conflicts such as Iraq and Afghanistan are buried.

A hand-written card on the wreath read: “To my comrades in arms of the United States of America, who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the cause of freedom, Captain Harry Wales.”

Speaking earlier at a tea party for anti-landmine charity the HALO Trust, the Prince said his mother Diana, Princess of Wales, would be “proud” of him for supporting the cause she had “believed in passionately”.