Royals

Prince Harry And Meghan Surprise Army Families

The royal couple surprised the group of women during their weekly coffee morning meeting.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have made a surprise visit to an Army wives coffee morning in Windsor.

Prince Harry and Meghan made the visit on Wednesday to show their support for families whose partners are deployed overseas.

The visit to the coffee group was an informal visit, so while the Royal couple arrived without a fanfare – there were squeals of delight from the families.

Some at the event even shed a tear on the arrival of the Duke and Duchess.

Victoria Tucker, whose partner is in the Army, spoke to the Royal couple.

"They were talking about Army life, being away for Christmas...they can compare with us," she said.

"They didn't want to miss anything, with their little boy now, just how our husbands miss their children."

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Prince Harry and Meghan chat to service families.

The talk did inevitably turn to babies.

With the new arrival in the Sussex household, even royalty could relate to the trials and tribulations of raising children. 

"Harry was saying how little Archie was starting to crawl, how they've started eating different foods, [making] all of the funny faces," said Army wife Amy Thompson.

While six-month-old Archie was left at home, there were plenty of children vying for the Royals' attention. 

Windsor is home to several Army regiments, including the Coldstream Guards and the Welsh Guards.

The Coldstream Guards are currently deployed on exercise in Kenya, while the Welsh Guards have been in the Falklands since July.

Both units are also preparing for upcoming operations in Afghanistan.

Some members of the Household Cavalry are also based at Windsor where they are undergoing ceremonial duties.