Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to Attend a Gala in Westminster to Raise Money for Soldiers with PTSD

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will attend a gala concert in Westminster this week to raise money for soldiers with PTSD. The gala is for Help for Heroes and hopes to raise £100,000.

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As a royal, even a party or a concert is a chance to work. This week, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (opens in new tab) will attend a gala concert in Westminster to help raise money for soldiers struggling with PTSD. The couple will attend as guests at the 100 Days To Peace concert (opens in new tab) at Central Hall Westminster in aid of Help For Heroes, Combat Stress, and Heads Together, the Daily Mail (opens in new tab) reports. The gala aims to raise £100,000 to directly help soldiers with PTSD.

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Heads Together (opens in new tab) is, of course, Harry's own charity (which he runs along with his brother, Prince William, and sister-in-law, Kate Middleton), so it makes sense that Harry and Meghan (opens in new tab) would be on board to attend the gala. Veterans issues are near and dear to Harry's heart (opens in new tab); he himself served in the Army (opens in new tab) for ten years, eventually earning the rank of Captain and going on two tours in Afghanistan.

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Harry's work with veterans also extends to his popular Invictus Games (opens in new tab), which he started in 2014 as an international sporting event for injured and disabled soldiers.

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The campaign for the 100 Days To Peace concert was inspired by the death of Warrant Officer Nathan Hunt. Hunt served with Harry in Afghanistan and, tragically, killed himself in January.

"I am delighted the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (opens in new tab) will be present on what should be a very special evening," said Lord Dannatt, chairman of Royal Armouries (opens in new tab), the organization that arranged the concert. "Tragically, the First World War did not turn out to be 'the war to end war.' But then, as now, we can hope and pray for a better future."

Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.