The royal wedding (May 19th, 2018) is behind us, but did you notice Prince Harry stopping to shake hands and have a little chat with two Gurkha Soldiers?

You can watch the video (At 2:23) below where Prince William, and Prince Harry is seen walking towards the Chapel, and right before they proceed towards the steps of the Chapel, Prince Harry notices two Gurkha soldiers giving them the salute.  He then stops to shake their hands and talk to them.  Prince William also shakes their hands.

Prince William and Prince Harry stops to shake hands with Gurkha Soldiers
Prince William and Prince Harry with Gurkha Soldiers
Prince William and Prince Harry with Gurkha Soldiers
Prince William and Prince Harry with Gurkha Soldiers
Prince William and Prince Harry with Gurkha Soldiers

He has a very high admiration for the “Gurkhas.”   He served with the 1st Battalion, the Royal Gurkha Rifles in 2007-08 in Afghanistan.

Ultimate honour: Prince Harry appears with Gurkha soldiers while at the observation post on JTAC Hill in Helmand province in 2008
Prince Harry with Gurkha soldiers in Afghanistan in January, where he has been deployed with the British Army for 10 weeks. Credit Pool photo by John Stillwell
Soldiers from Folkestone based Royal Gurkha Rifles: Courtesy Cpl Georgina Coupe (1325711)

Folkestone’s 1st Battalion of the Royal Gurkha Rifles, who Prince Harry served with in Afghanistan 2007, were invited to join the ceremony along with other UK military divisions on May 19.

Gurkhas from the 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles perform a Khukuri fighting demonstration at their base in Folkestone, Kent in 2007. Photo/Text: AP – DailyMail

Prince Harry once said “I always wanted to be a Gurkha, but the opportunity never arose”

The Prince of Wales and Prince Harry presented them with Operational Service Medals
Britain’s Prince Harry poses with a group of Gurkhas at a reception prior to a pageant to celebrate 200 years of Gurkha service to the British Crown in London Photo: Alastair Grant/AP

“I’m sure you hear this all the time, but your country holds a special place in the imagination for so many people” he said during his first visit to Nepal in 2016.

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