Royal Wedding support by the Brigade of Gurkhas

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27:  Prince Harry (L) and Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce the engagement of Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England.  Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been a couple officially since November 2016 and are due to marry in Spring 2018.  (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)

This weekend will see the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and it has taken the world by storm with media attention from all angles. 

harry-with-bishnu-pun-1Prince Harry as a deep connection to the Brigade of Gurkhas, as a young boy he accompanied his father Prince Charles to Nepal and visited the Brigade of Gurkhas.

Then in 1994 his father became Colonel in Chief of the Brigade of Gurkhas.

 

 

harry2In more modern times Prince harry has trained and served with members of the Brigade in Afghanistan which has led to an even stronger connection to the Gurkhas. 

 

On Saturday the 19th May the world will see the couple tie the knot and the Brigade of Gurkhas will be on hand. We will have 21 members of the Brigade in the street lining party and two Gurkha Officers, both of which have served with Prince Harry will be at the steps of the Chapel for the door opening. So watch all the media coverage and you should see the Gurkhas carrying out their allocated duties with the refinement and professionalism that all Gurkhas bring.

Our two officers involved with the final stage before the couple enter the chapel in Windsor and that have served directly with the Prince are:

  • Major Chandrabahadur Pun RGR  – He served with Prince Harry in Afghanistan and became good friends with him during that time, subsequently meeting him several times on their return to the UK. he is currently Officer Commanding Gurkha Company (Sittang) at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst.
  • Major Prakash Gurung MVO RGR  – He was Prince Harry’s escort and guide throughout the Prince’s trip to Nepal in 2016 and has on several occasions since then had the chance to meet and talk with the Prince at other events. He is currently Officer Commanding Training Support Company, Specialist Weapons School, Warminster.

This will be a proud day for the Gurkhas involved and we wish the Royal couple well for the future.