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  • Prince Harry wrote a letter to bereaved military children supported by Scotty's Little Soldiers on Remembrance Day
  • The Duke of Sussex said he knows "firsthand the pain and grief that comes with loss"
  • Remembrance is celebrated each November to honor the duty and sacrifice of military veterans and current service members

Prince Harry sent words of comfort to kids who have lost a parent due to military service.

The Duke of Sussex marked Remembrance Sunday by sharing an open letter to Scotty's Little Soldiers, a British nonprofit that supports children of deceased military veterans. The organization is committed to ensuring that kids and young people will not feel alone and left behind after losing their parents by maintaining their connection to the military community.

Prince Harry, who served in the military for 10 years, did his part by writing a moving letter to bereaved British Forces children, in which he spoke about understanding the grief and sorrow of a child who has lost a parental figure.

"As many of us observe and reflect on Remembrance Sunday, I wanted to write to you and let you know you are all in my thoughts and heart today," Prince Harry began in the letter shared Sunday. "We share a bond even without ever meeting one another because we share in having lost a parent. I know first-hand the pain and grief that comes with loss and want you to know that you are not alone."

He continued, "While difficult feelings will come up today as we pay tribute to heroes like your mum or dad, I hope you can find comfort and strength in knowing that their love for you lives and shines on. Whenever you need a reminder of this, I encourage you to lean into your friends at Scotty's Little Soldiers."

Prince Harry also shared some of the ways he's learned to cope with his grief, which was "through community and talking about" it.

He added that he was "grateful and relieved" that the military children at Scotty's Little Soldiers have "amazing" people walking beside them through their journey, noting that "some days are harder than others" and they are "made easier" by having someone around.

Prince Harry also paid his respects to those who gave their lives in service and expressed how proud he was of Scotty's Little Soldiers kids.

"When you march together in today's parade, wearing your yellow and black scarves, I know it will be hard, but equally important to do. Today you will bring new awareness to young people, just like you, who will benefit from this community of support," he wrote before concluding, "I salute you for serving others in need in the most honorable memory of your parents. "

Veterans and Scotty's Little Soldiers kids marched in Sunday's London processional for Remembrance, which is celebrated across the British Commonwealth each November to honor the duty and sacrifice of military veterans and current service members, according to Us Weekly.

Royals and citizens also wear red poppy pins on their lapels to show their support.

Prince Harry lost his mother, Princess Diana, at the age of 12 following a fatal car crash in Paris in 1997. Since then, he has been vocal about honoring her legacy through the years.

"[We] very much so [talk about her]," the prince told Hoda Kotb in April of discussing Princess Diana's memory with his 3-year-old son, Archie. "I don't tell him all the stuff that happened but certainly, 'This is Grandma Diana.' We've got pictures up in the house."

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle also share 1-year-old daughter Lilibet.

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