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  • Prince Harry appeared on the 14th Annual Stand Up for Heroes that aired on ABC
  • The Duke of Sussex talked about his experience in the armed services
  • He was one of the speakers among Tiffany Haddish, Bruce Springsteen, and Brad Paisley

Prince Harry joined superstars of the entertainment industry for yet another television appearance for a special cause. The Duke of Sussex appeared on a virtual broadcast of the 14th Annual Stand Up for Heroes event alongside Jon Stewart, Bruce Springsteen and Brad Paisley.

Celebrating 14 years of the charitable event by The Bob Woodruff Foundation, Stand Up for Heroes is an annual fundraising event in support of military personnel and veterans. Every year, New York’s annual concert welcomes the biggest musicians and comedians to perform in the honor of injured war veterans and their families.

Launched in 2007, the annual event was founded by Bob and Lee Woodruff along with New York Comedy Festival founders Caroline Hirsch and Andrew Fox. Being one of the biggest comedy festivals in the city, the show has been able to raise nearly $57 million for charity over the years. The 2020 installment of the event was the first-ever virtual broadcast of the concert that aired on ABC Wednesday night.

The 38-year-old father made the appearance from his new California home and opened his speech by talking about his own time in the military. Meghan Markle’s husband has served for ten years in the British Army which includes his two tours to Afghanistan.

"It changed how I viewed sacrifice and service. I was born into a life of duty, but it was during my decade in the army that I committed to a life of service," he was quoted by People, as saying.

After resigning from the Army in 2015, he has been passionately working towards supporting military personnel, injured veterans, and their families. It remains one of his beloved causes among all his charitable endeavors.

At the event, the father-of-one even spoke about Invictus Games, an international multi-sport event founded by him for wounded, injured, or sick members of services.

"I wanted to honor the legacy of these men and women who have given up so much – from time with family to birthdays missed and even births missed. Some lost their limbs and others lost their lives," Prince Harry said. "It's for that reason that I created the Invictus Games – to give injured servicemen and women a platform to excel and reaffirm their values of resilience, of community and strength, which are inherent in each and every one of us."

Tiffany Haddish, Sheryl Crow, Nate Bargatze, Ronny Chieng, Patti Scialfa, Mickey Guyton, and Iliza Shlesinger were among other top talents to make an appearance in the Annual Stand Up for Heroes event that was hosted by "The Daily Show" host and 22 Primetime Emmy Awards-winning comedian Stewart. Apart from Prince Harry, Jeannie Gaffigan and Ray Romano also appeared as special guests at the event.

Prince Harry Britain's Prince Harry is pictured. Photo: AFP/Adrian DENNIS