According to the revelations of our colleagues from the Mirror, Prince Harry was entitled to special permission to honor the memory of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Buckingham Palace had indicated a few days ago that Prince Harry could not wear his military uniform to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II
- But according to information from the Mirror, the Duke of Sussex will be able to abandon his black suit, the time of a vigil of fifteen minutes.
- Prince Harry will therefore be able to wear his military uniform
On Monday, September 19, 2022, the British royal family will say a final goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II at her funeral. Children and grandchildren will pay homage to the memory of this Monarch who marked the British so much. But with his background with the Windsors, Prince Harry was instructed not to wear his military uniform and to go in a dark suit to his grandmother’s funeral. The reason: the various scandals that have marred his relationship with the Monarchy. But according to the information relayed by our colleagues from the Mirrorthe husband of Meghan Markle was able to obtain special permission to honor Elizabeth II.
In effect,the duke of sussex was allowed to don his military costume for a state vigil hosted by the Monarch’s grandchildren at Westminster Hall. Indeed, this Saturday, September 17, the Queen’s eight grandchildren will hold a 15-minute vigil alongside the Sovereign’s coffin. “Common sense prevailed. It was a ridiculous situation considering the Duke of Sussex has served his country and is a highly respected member of the armed forces with all he has done for veterans. It is important that the Queen’s grandchildren all feel welcome and comfortable as they mourn their beloved grandmother together”said a royal source to our colleagues.
Prince Harry forced to see Prince William in uniform
Alongside Princes William and Harry, Princesses Beatrice, Eugenie, Zara and Peter Philips, Lady Louise and James as well as Viscount Severn will be present. On the side of Prince Harry, he had confirmed that he would indeed wear a costume during the other ceremonies : “Prince Harry will wear a frock coat at events honoring his grandmother. His decade of military service is not determined by the uniform he wears and we respectfully request that the focus remain on the life and legacy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.” Last Wednesday, Prince Harry was therefore forced to wear a costume while Prince William, his brother, unveiled his military uniform adorned with his medals.
Prince Andrew stripped of his uniform
A royal source said: “It is purely a mark of respect for the Duke’s late grandmother, who would not have wanted it otherwise. Her Majesty has always stood for harmony and unity and it is a right decision “. Another member of the British royal family appeared without a military uniform: Prince Andrew. Indeed, he was stripped of his military titles, after the sexual scandal of which he is the subject. Prince Andrew also has long service in the army, participating in the Falklands War in 1982. During the celebrations of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Prince Andrew did not appear in public, diagnosed positive for Covid.