Prince Harry will wear his military uniform this Saturday while attending a special vigil for Queen Elizabeth II, Page Six has confirmed.
A source exclusively tells Page Six that Harry – who was previously told he could not wear a military uniform – did not request a change.
“He was ready to wear just what his grandmother had planned. He’s focused on honoring her and that’s all. If they want him in uniform, I have no reason to think he will not oblige,” says our source.
a source told the Daily Mirror, who first reported on Thursday, that it was a “ridiculous situation” in the first place.
A source told the newspaper: “The Duke of Sussex has served his country and is a highly respected member of the armed forces for what he has done for veterans.” “It is important that the Queen’s grandchildren are made to feel welcome and at ease as they grieve their beloved grandmother together.”
The Queen’s eight grandchildren, including Prince William and Harry, are expected to stand with their grandmother’s coffin for a 15-minute watch on Saturday evening.
The Queen’s other grandchildren, including Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, Zara and Peter Phillips and Lady Louise and James, Viscount Severn, will also attend the vigil at Westminster Hall.
It is not clear whether Harry will still be allowed to wear his military uniform for the funeral on Monday.
Earlier this week it was announced that Harry and his disgraced uncle, Prince Andrew, would be barred from wearing their military uniforms at the Queen’s funeral on 19 September.
The Duke of Sussex, 38, was stripped of his military titles when he stepped down from royal life in 2020 to move to California with his wife Meghan Markle.
Prince Andrew was forced to leave public life in 2019, following a disastrous BBC interview in which he defended his friendship with notorious financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and claimed he was accused of sexual abuse. Never met Virginia Giuffre. He later spent millions of dollars settling a civil lawsuit with Giuffre.
As Page Six exclusively reported, Harry – who served two front-line tours of Afghanistan – was “saddened” by the decision.
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“Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex will wear a morning suit at all events in honor of his grandmother,” a Sussex spokesman said in a statement to Page Six on Tuesday.
“The decade of his military service is not determined by the uniform he wears and we respectfully ask that the focus be on the life and legacy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”