Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Entertain & Meet Afghan Refugee Children At U.S. Army Base — See Photos

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Nov. 15 2021, Published 1:14 p.m. ET

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While on the East Coast, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made a few meaningful stops on Veterans Day.

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On November 11, the couple met with Afghan refugee children at a U.S. army base in New Jersey.

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Source: U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Jake Carter/Mega

The Duchess of Sussex, 40, wore a black wrap dress and a gold mask while at the front of the classroom.

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Source: U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Jake Carter/Mega

The pair — who share son Archie and daughter Lilibet — apparently sang their eldest child's favorite song "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes" to help with their English.

The kids were excited to show the duo how their English has improved, and they even used phrases like "Nice to meet you."

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Source: U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Jake Carter/Mega

The former actress and Harry, 37, also met with other servicemen following their trip to the Big Apple.

According to a spokesperson from the the Duke and Duchess’ Archewell foundation, they “met with service members from all six branches of the military, and hosted a luncheon for service members and their spouses. Throughout their visit, they discussed mental health, the value of community and living a life of service.”

“As we honor and reflect on Remembrance Day in the U.K., which shares a date with Veterans Day here in the U.S., my hope is for all of us to continue to support the well-being and recognize the value of our troops, veterans, and the entire military and service family,” Harry said in a statement. “We and they are better for it.”

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Source: U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Jake Carter/Mega

The night before, Meghan and Harry walked the red carpet at the Salute to Freedom Gala, where the latter even made a speech about what his time in the Army was like.

"I'd also like to speak briefly about something else that, until recently, has existed in the darkness: the invisible wounds that we are all susceptible to," he began. "The scars on the inside that no one sees. For too long, invisible injuries were treated as just that — invisible — and were destined to be swept under the rug at the risk of shame, guilt or just a lack of understanding."

He continued, "Yet we now know that the mind is just like a muscle. It experiences trauma and pain, whether in conflict or at home, whether in uniform or not. It needs training … as well as recovery and care, no matter who you are and no matter what you do. Our physical health and mental health are one and the same, and just as much as we aspire to be physically fit, so too we need to be mentally fit."

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