Kate Middleton comforts boy, 11, wearing medals of his Marine dad who died in Afghanistan


As we honor veterans on both sides of the Atlantic the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton chatted to those children who have lost parents in service.

In a touching moment caught on camera Kate Middleton comforted an 11-year-old boy who was wearing his dad’s medals and praised him for his bravery.

Charlton Taylor’s dad was Royal Marine Michael Taylor killed in action in Afghanistan in 2010 when Charlton was just 10 months old.

Kate spoke to Charlton Taylor, whose dad died in Afghanistan
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The Duchess pointed to the three medals pinned on the Welsh youngster’s chest, asking: “Are those your daddy’s medals? Wow.”

Charlton told her one was for his service, another was for his tour of Afghanistan and the other for Iraq.

Kate replied: “It’s very special that you’re wearing them.”

On Remembrance Sunday The Duke and Duchess Cambridge, both 38, paid their respects to Britain’s war dead at the Cenotaph on Sunday.

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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. • #RemembranceSunday

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On Monday the couple held video calls with the RAF, Navy and Army and families supported by the Royal British Legion during remembrance week in the U.K.

Speaking via the video call, Kate told those who have lost loved ones they should be “proud” of their achievements and “the sacrifice and the bravery that they’ve shown”.

The Duchess added: “I’m sure you spend your time every day remembering your loved ones but it’s so important that the nation comes together and really spends time thinking about those who have lost their lives and the families that have been impacted.”

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On #RemembranceSunday The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined The Queen and Members of the Royal Family for the annual Remembrance Day Service at The Cenotaph. This year the @RoyalBritishLegion encouraged us all to to take to our windows and doorsteps for a two minutes’ silence at 11am on Sunday November 8, to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom. Swipe to see more from across the UK: Image 3: Merchant Navy veteran Bill Bennett, 94, wears his medals whilst at his home in Kidderminster. Image 4: D-Day veteran Jim Healy, 95, from Manchester. Jim was a Corporal in the Royal Marines and was coxswain of a landing craft assault on June 6, 1944. Image 5: Veteran Charlie MacVicar, who served for 23 years with the Royal Scots, at the Royal British Legion Remembrance Garden in Grangemouth. Image 6: A camera phone is set up to film and live-stream a closed and socially distanced remembrance service at Exeter Cathedral. Image 7: Seymour 'Bill' Taylor, 95, from Colchester in Essex, who served as an Able Seaman in the Royal Navy onboard HMS Emerald during the D-Day landings joins neighbours in the street to observe the two minutes silence. Image 8: The National Memorial Arboretum, where a virtual Act of Remembrance from the Armed Forces Memorial was broadcast online.

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Kate asked Charlton if he would tell her about his dad, but he said he couldn’t remember much.

He said he liked looking at photos of his dad and hearing stories about him as Kate exclaimed: “Amazing”.

His mom Sonia Fleming said her husband had died when Charlton was 10 months old and her other sons were 11 and 13.

She added: “Probably the hardest thing is doing it on your own”.

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The @RoyalBritishLegion provides lifelong support to anyone who has served with the British Armed Forces 💂‍♂️ and their families. The Duchess of Cambridge spoke to Armed Forces families who have lost loved ones to hear about the impact that #Remembrance week has for them. Together they spoke about the support that they receive from members of the Armed Forces community, including other bereaved families, and from the Royal British Legion. #WeWillRememberThem

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I hope this star royal couple were able to bring some comfort to those who have lost loved ones.

The Duke and Duchess are helping to shine a light on all our service men and women who sacrifice their lives to keep us safe and the families that live with the loss.

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