THE Duke of Sussex has described his time in the armed forces as "among the greatest honours in life".

In a podcast to mark Remembrance Sunday, Prince Harry, who spent 10 years in the armed forces, spoke about what serving his country meant to him.

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He said: "Being able to wear my uniform, being able to stand up in service of one's country, these are amongst the greatest honours there are in life.

"To me, the uniform is a symbol of something much bigger, it's symbolic of our commitment to protecting our country, as well as protecting our values.

"These values are put in action through service, and service is what happens in the quiet and in the chaos."

Prince Harry passed his Regular Commissions Board (RCB), the qualification necessary to train at Sandhurst, in September 2004.

During his time in the armed forces, he rose to the rank of Captain and undertook two tours of Afghanistan, serving in the Helmand province.

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The Duke of Sussex, who stepped down as a working member of the royal family and now lives in California, was not present at the Remembrance Sunday ceremony today in Whitehall.

The Prince of Wales, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Royal and Earl of Wessex all laid wreaths at the socially distant event, as the Queen watched from a balcony.