Royal couple visits San Diego ahead of Veterans Day

SAN DIEGO – Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, attended military events in the San Diego area on Wednesday ahead of Veterans Day.

The royal couple visited military members and their families at Camp Pendleton for the first time on Wednesday morning.

In the evening, Prince Harry and Meghan en route to the dedication of a 20,000-square-foot Navy SEAL Foundation Warrior Fitness Program West Coast facility in downtown San Diego.

“We are very pleased that the Duke and Duchess are here. It is a great honor for them to be here for the commissioning,” said Tony Duynstee, a former SEAL and senior vice president of Alexandria Real Estate Equities. “They have demonstrated, through the Archewell Foundation, their commitment to veterans’ affairs at home and abroad, in particular, they have really destigmatized mental health issues for those who have completed military service, and they have done that with courage and just great affirmation here .”

Duynstee added that her visit was “a great signal of international partnership.”

According to officials, the military installation has technology, equipment and personnel designed to help Navy SEAL warriors and veterans recover and rebuild physically and mentally from injuries and trauma.

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