Prince Harry has said service should be done "in quiet" – days after he and wife Meghan Markle sparked controversy for their Remembrance Day activities.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were criticised by some royal watchers for hiring a celebrity fashion photographer to capture the moment they laid flowers at the graves of two Commonwealth fallen soldiers at a Los Angeles cemetery.
Piers Morgan, a long-standing critic of the Sussexes, and royal biographer Ingrid Seward both called the move a "PR stunt".
Now, in a new TV appearance at the Stand Up for Heroes, Harry said service "is what happens in the quiet and in the chaos".
The 35-year-old, who wore his military medals, said: "Tonight we honour and advocate for our veterans and their loved ones.
"For the whole world, this year has been and continues to be incredibly hard. But we've also seen incredible resilience and purpose.
"As far as I see it, service is what happens in the quiet and in the chaos. What happens when people aren't looking and it's about how we take care of each other every single day."
During the pre-recorded message played during the event, which raises money for US veterans, the prince talked about the impact of joining the military.
"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," Harry said.
"My experience in the military made me who I am today – and it also connected me with some of the strongest, funniest and most memorable people I've ever met."
The Sussexes took part in their own Remembrance service last Sunday after reportedly being denied a wreath at the Cenotaph.
Harry and Meghan moved to Los Angeles with their son Archie after stepping down as senior royals nine months ago.
His role will be examined in March as part of the monarchy's 12-month review of the couple's departure arrangements.
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