In an unannounced move, Harry joined a six-strong unit of British and American veterans in Norfolk, England

By Simon Perry
October 20, 2015 02:15 PM
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Prince Harry had his walking boots back on Tuesday.

The prince, 31, joined the intrepid trekkers of the Walking with the Wounded charity as they embarked on the 60th day of their 1,000-mile hike.

In an unannounced move, Harry joined a six-strong unit of British and American veterans in Norfolk, England. And just like his trip to Shropshire last month, he was met with sunny autumnal weather as he joined four Brits and two U.S. Marines, Andrew Bement and Kirstie Ennis, for the day.

Harry s surprise appearance came as senior members of the royal family were taking part in the State Visit by the Chinese President to London. Later on Tuesday, Prince William and Kate (in a tiara!) will attend their first State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, the showpiece occasion at the heart of the diplomatic tour.

Last time he walked, on September 30, Harry joked about how his feet were hurting towards the end of the 17-mile section. He also played some football with NFL star Dan Marino, who was also there in support of the event.

The prince told PEOPLE how proud he was of the “amazing” support given by ordinary people who were greeting the walkers.

He also used the day to highlight his personal mission to secure veterans the best support possible.

Harry will also be on hand at the end of the walk, when the crew steps into Buckingham Palace for a triumphant finale on November 1.

It’s not the only mission Harry has undertaken on behalf of veterans. His paralympic-style Invictus Games will be held in Florida in May 2016, and last month, he and brother Prince William helped out on a special building project constructing homes for veterans in Manchester.

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