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Why did Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, then a British Army Captain in the Blues and Royals, a regiment of the Household Cavalry, salute the American Unknown Soldier interred in Arlington Cemetery?
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Though the monument has no officially designated name, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a monument dedicated to deceased US service members whose remains have not been identified. It is located in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
The Unknown Soldier received the Medal of Honor, the highest and most prestigious military decoration awarded to recognize US military service members who have distinguished themselves by acts of valor. The medal is presented by the President in the name of the Congress.
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Might show some domestic audiences that the UK is serious about Brexit. It shows every other country how fundamentally unserious this Government is to voluntarily not attend meetings which may be influential.…
Unusual for an apparently loyal MP of your own party to hashtag #BritainDeservesBetter but unquestionably correct given the crass decision to withdraw from EU meetings early
I suspect the US won't be inviting us to attend any of their meetings where they determine security or economic policy #SpecialRelationship

Equally suspect civil servants with Brussels facing roles are deeply unimpressed with this empty posturing
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Not just an attack on Mexico, but a direct threat to the functioning of the WTO - the principle that all you can't just put tariffs on another country for the hell of it…
I look forward to reading the analysis of this move from those advocating that the UK exits the EU with no-deal because WTO terms are so good. Or perhaps they can wait until next week and publicly raise the matter with our Presidential visitor
Reaction in the US has not been positive
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#OTD 3 Commando Brigade leave Portsmouth for the #Falklands aboard SS Canberra.
A section of BBC News from 9th April 1982: the Soviet Union describe the UK’s task force as "an immediate threat to international peace"

Fascinating to watch, the rest can be found here:
A CIA brief from 9th April states "the Argentines are reportedly lengthening the air strip in Port Stanley to accommodate A-4, MIRAGE, PUCARA, and C-130 aircraft and reinforcing the island with additional troops and air defence equipment"
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