Prince Harry in Italy visits Colosseum, WWII site

Prince Harry in Italy recalls WWII battle at Monte Cassino, then tours Colosseum amid tourists

Prince Harry in Italy visits Colosseum, WWII site

ROME (AP) -- Prince Harry has paid solemn tributes to fallen Allied troops during World War II and made a surprise trip to the Colosseum during his two-day visit to Italy.

Wearing full military dress, Harry shook hands Monday with veterans and laid a wreath of poppies at the Commonwealth cemetery in Monte Cassino south of Rome, site of a key 1944 battle.

He left a handwritten note that read: "In memory of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Thank you. Harry."

Later Monday, Harry made a last-minute stop at the Colosseum where, dressed casually in jeans and a checked shirt, he surprised tourists as he walked around the amphitheater with a guide.

Once they recognized the prince, the visitors waved to him and called out his name.

Updated : 2021-01-24 01:47 GMT+08:00