Britain's Prince Harry thanks Estonia for Afghan military campaign, meets wounded soldiers

Prince Harry has thanked Estonia for fighting alongside British troops in Afghanistan, laying a wreath at a monument honoring those killed during the Baltic nation's 1918-20 war of independence.

Hundreds of people lined the streets of Tallinn, waving Union Jack flags as Harry, in military regalia, marched to the capital's central Freedom Square accompanied by soldiers of the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment.

Later Friday, he was to meet wounded soldiers from Estonia's army units, which served primarily under British command during their 11-year deployment in Afghanistan. The last Estonian infantry company left the country last week. Harry served two tours in Afghanistan, partly as a helicopter pilot.

On Saturday, Harry will observe NATO's Spring Storm exercise and meet military leaders and Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves before traveling to Italy.