Prince Harry Has an Emotional Meeting with Veterans at ‘Walk of Britain’ Marathon

It was an emotional day for Prince Harry.

The royal greeted marathon runners at the finish line of the Walk of Britain on Nov. 1 at Buckingham Palace, and one veteran in particular had an especially moving story.

Prince Harry met former Marine Kristie Ennis who had just finished the 1,000-mile marathon across Britain. She and five others made the trek for charity, and in honor of a fallen marine. When Ennis met Prince Harry, she presented him with Corporal Baune’s dog tags.

According to Us WeeklyPrince Harry was visibly emotional, saying, “No I can’t, I can’t accept this,” before embracing Ennis, who said, “Please, you know what this means to me, I want you to.”

24-year-old Ennis was injured in a helicopter crash while serving in Afghanistan in 2012.

Launch the gallery above to see Prince Harry’s meeting with veterans at the finish line.