The Duke of Sussex was awarded the medals for his active service – a connection he shared with his grandfather The Duke of Edinburgh who also served as part of the British Armed Forces in the Royal Navy.
During Prince Harry’s 10 years of active service in the British Army, he completed two tours of duty on the frontlines in Afghanistan. Upon his return, he created the Invictus Games and has supported a number of related charities and causes.
What do the medals Prince Harry is wearing today mean?
KCVO Neck Order and Star
The KCVO is awarded as part of the Royal Victorian Order – a monarchical order of knighthood. It is awarded for personal service to the monarchy.
Prince Harry was knighted by his grandmother the Queen in 2015 for his service to the monarchy. He was made a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO) privately at Buckingham Palace.
In formal dress, he wears the breast star and the badge on a ribbon around his neck.
Afghanistan campaign medal
Prince Harry was awarded the Afghanistan campaign medal in 2008 for his service in the war alongside around 170 comrades from the Household Cavalry Regiment.
He was presented the medal by his aunt Princess Anne at Combermere Barracks in Windsor.
Golden Jubilee medal
Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal was given to the…