In honor of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy Beach during World War II in 1944, Prince Harry stepped out to pay his respects. The Duke of Sussex left his wife, Meghan Markle, and their first royal baby, son Archie Harrison, at home to attend the Royal Hospital Chelsea’s annual Founder’s Day Parade.

The 34-year-old royal was spotted solo as he showed up to the parade to celebrate along with six veterans from the Normandy Landings. While out and about, Harry met with veterans and participated in some of the planned events. During the parade, the proud dad gave an incredible speech about the importance of honoring the anniversary of the D-Day landings.

“Not only is today a prominent historical occasion, it is also a special day in the Royal Hospital calendar — bringing together families, old friends and the chance to make new ones,” Harry said while addressing the crowd of more than 300 veterans of the British armed forces. “Now I stand here before you to not only acknowledge the incredible contribution you have made to this nation but to acknowledge that you, my friends, are also seriously good fun to be around.”

Scroll down below to see Harry all smiles while attending the annual Founder’s Day Parade!