Prince Harry visits city to unveils memorial for victims of Tunisian attacks

Prince Harry visits city to unveils memorial for victims of Tunisian attacks

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Prince Harry was in Birmingham, yesterday, to unveil a memorial to the victims of two deadly attacks in Tunisia four years ago.

A gunman killed 30 Britons and eight others during a shooting spree at the beach resort of Sousse in June 2015.

Three months earlier, further Brit was among 21 victims when militants stormed Tunisia’s national museum.

The Duke of Sussex was joined by 300 guests, including families of the victims, to open the memorial in Cannon Hill Park in Edgbaston, featuring the ‘Infinite Wave’ sculpture – made up of 31 individual streams to represent each victim.

“In memory of all those who lost their lives, and to the families whose lives were changed forever by these events, I would like to pay my deepest respects to you and officially dedicate this memorial to your loved ones,” the Prince said.

Whilst in the city, the Duke also visited the Scar Free Foundation Centre for Conflict Wound Research based at the city’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

The centre is aimed at helping military veterans and civilians wounded in militant attacks to deal with appearance-altering injuries – over 6,000 members of the British armed forces have been seriously injured or scarred in recent conflicts, according to the Prince’s office.

Harry, who served in armed forces for a decade including two tours of Afghanistan, heard about techniques the centre used and the psychological treatments wounded veterans were given to help them cope with life with a scarred appearance.

 

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