Royals Prince Harry Presents Marines with Their Green Berets as Meghan Markle Continues N.Y.C. Trip The prince saw a Joint Personnel Recovery demonstration in which Royal Marines disembark from a Merlin helicopter and simulate the rescue of an F35 pilot By Stephanie Petit Stephanie Petit Stephanie Petit is a Royals Writer/Reporter at PEOPLE. She has been with the brand since 2016 after graduating from The College of New Jersey and holding previous positions at Seventeen, CBS Radio and more. Follow the proud dog mom on Twitter at @stephpetit_ for the latest on Queen Elizabeth's corgis. People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 20, 2019 10:07 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Prince Harry, reporting for royal duty! While Meghan Markle continues her stay in New York City with friends for her baby shower, Harry paid a visit to the 42 Commando Royal Marines at their base in Bickleigh on Wednesday. The 34-year-old prince, wearing his camouflage uniform, learned about the specialist teams who are at high readiness to deploy around the world to deliver maritime security, support and training. The Duke of Sussex saw a Joint Personnel Recovery demonstration in which Royal Marines disembark from a Merlin helicopter and simulate the rescue of an F35 pilot from the new HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier. Finnbarr Webster - WPA Pool/Getty Harry, who took over the role of Captain General Royal Marines from his grandfather Prince Philip in December 2017 and served in the Army for 10 years, rising to the rank of Captain and undertaking two tours of Afghanistan, smiled as he met some of the Royal Marines currently serving with the unit. Prince Harry. Finnbarr Webster - WPA Pool/Getty Prince Harry. Kensington Palace/Twitter Harry also had the honor of saluting recruits and presenting them with their Green Berets, which symbolically marks the completion of their training, after they complete their final Commando Test. They must complete a 30-mile march while carrying about 40 lbs. of equipment in just eight hours. Can’t get enough of PEOPLE’s Royals coverage? Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest updates on Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and more! Prince Harry. Kensington Palace/Twitter Prince Harry. Kensington Palace/Twitter Prince Harry Meets School Kids While Meghan Markle Celebrates Baby Shower in New York Meghan was spotted around New York on Tuesday, checking out some art at the nearby Met Breuer before grabbing a bite to eat at French restaurant Café Boulud with former Suits costar Abigail Spencer. Later that night, she was joined by longtime pals Serena Williams, Jessica Mulroney, and Markus Anderson for dinner at Ralph Lauren’s restaurant The Polo Bar. Meghan Markle. Gotham/GC Images The mini stateside homecoming – the former actress hails from Los Angeles, where her mother Doria still resides – comes shortly before Meghan and Harry are heading to Morocco for a three-day visit highlighting two of their key causes: girls’ education and youth empowerment.