Uniformed Prince Harry surprises military students with visit

/ Source: TODAY

He may have retired from the service, but Captain Wales emerged Monday to make a surprise visit to cadets at a military school in Dover, England.

Prince Harry inspects student guards during a visit to The Duke of York's Royal Military School in Dover, England.Eddie Keogh / Reuters

Prince Harry, dressed in his military uniform, made an unexpected visit to The Duke of York’s Royal Military School, where he inspected student guards, presented medals and watched a ceremonial parade.

Britain's Prince Harry talks to students at an informal reception during his visit to The Duke of York's Royal Military School in Dover, southern England, September 28, 2015.Eddie Keogh / Reuters

He then attended an informal reception where he spent additional time speaking with students.

Britain's Prince Harry talks to students at an informal reception during his visit to The Duke of York's Royal Military School in Dover, southern England, September 28, 2015. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh Eddie Keogh / Reuters

About 65 percent of the students at the school have a parent in the armed forces, Kensington Palace said.

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The visit left some students overcome with emotion.WPA Pool / Getty Images

Prince Harry retired from the British Army in June, ending a 10-year-military career that included two tours of duty in Afghanistan.