Prince Harry (39) has once again demonstrated his sense of humor. At the Bob Woodruff Foundation’s “Stand Up for Heroes” charity gala at the Lincoln Center in New York last Monday, Duchess Meghan’s husband (42) gave an entertaining speech via video message in which he made jokes about himself.

In the clip, Harry wears a black suit with his numerous military medals attached. The video was filmed in his garden in Montecito. At the beginning of his speech, he stated that he was honored to make his debut as a stand-up comedian.

“Due to the shockingly low representation of redheads over the last year and out of respect for my endangered species, I am here reporting for duty,” he joked, continuing wryly: “As someone who is never questioned, I had to “Don’t even prepare much.” As a precaution, he worked longer on his comedic appearance, but everyone told him that it was “perfect.” “And no, these are not people who just tell me what I want to hear, these are people like my financial manager, my lawyer and of course my Reiki healer.”

Harry then struck a serious tone, after all the fundraiser was about supporting veterans, military personnel and their families. “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Service is what happens in the silence and the chaos. And whether we wear the uniform or not, we must continue to uphold the values ​​that we hold side by side on base , on the training ground and on the battlefield.”

Finally, he addressed the military personnel directly: “I greet each and every one of you, my brothers, my sisters, my friends, with respect, understanding and admiration. Please remember that if you feel lost and alone in all of this, do not forget , the power of determination and upholding the important values ​​that you know well. This always gives you the clarity and company you need.”

Prince Harry himself served in the military for several years and was stationed in Afghanistan, among other places. Numerous celebrities such as Tom Hanks (67) and his wife Rita Wilson (67), Tracy Morgan (54) and Bruce Springsteen (74) were also at the event on Monday. The Bob Woodruff Foundation was founded in 2006 by Bob Woodruff and his wife Lee Woodruff.