Prince Harry makes first outing after confirming his new romance

Music 11/11/2016

Prince Harry has made his first public appearance since confirming his relationship with actress Meghan Markle, which featured a moving moment with a young boy.

The Royal redhead joined his grandfather Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, at Westminster Abbey's Field of Remembrance on Thursday (local time) to pay homage to the sacrifices made by servicemen, both past and present.

It was a poignant occasion for Harry and Philip, who are both veterans - Harry served two tours of duty in Afghanistan while his grandfather served in the Royal Navy during World War II.

The ceremony occurred just two days after Prince Harry officially confirmed he was dating Suits star Markle, and lashed out at media "harassment" of her.

The 32-year-old condemned the "wave of abuse" his girlfriend had received - in particular the "racial undertones of comment pieces and the outright sexism and racism of social media trolls and web article comments".

At the Field of Remembrance event, Harry stopped to talk to six-year-old Harrison Degiorgio-Lewis. The boy's uncle, Lieutenant Aaron Lewis, was killed in Afghanistan in December 2008 by insurgents.

Harrison was accompanied by his grandmother and proudly wore his uncle's campaign medals and beret.

Harry and Philip each laid a Cross of Remembrance before the Grave of the Unknown British Soldier from World War I.

Sombre bugle call of remembrance 'The Last Post' was played, followed by two minutes of silence, after which the two men visited the veteran graves.