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Royals extend invite to children of Armed Forces heroes

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge © Bang Showbiz The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are to honour the children of those who have died serving in the Armed Forces.

The trio of British royals are to stage an event at Buckingham Palace on May 13, when the youngsters will be able to enjoy live performances in the gardens of the historic landmark, as well as games on the lawn and the chance to explore the grounds.

In a statement, Kensington Palace explained: "Their Royal Highnesses have arranged the event as a way to acknowledge and honour the fact that a number of young children have had to come to terms with the loss of someone very close to them at a young age, having lost a parent in armed service to the country.

"The Duke and Duchess and Prince Harry hope the event will provide an opportunity for these children to broaden their support networks amongst other families with similar experiences."

Prince Harry has frequently spoken about his experiences in the Armed Forces in the past, having served a total of 10 years and completed two tours of Afghanistan.

The 32-year-old royal previously urged people to take notice and realise the huge "debt" Britain owes to its Armed Forces in keeping the county safe.

He said: "This extraordinary expedition will raise awareness of the debt that this country owes to those it sends off to fight - only for them to return wounded and scarred, physically and emotionally.

"The debt extends beyond immediate medical care and short-term rehabilitation. These men and women have given so much. We must recognise their sacrifice, be thankful, so far as we can ever repay them for it."

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