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As the royal family prepares for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, multiple sources confirm that Prince Harry will not be allowed to wear his military uniform at his funeral, although Prince Andrew may be allowed to wear them. has been given.
Omid Scobie, a royal journalist, reported that Prince Andrew had received a “special mark of honour” and was allowed to wear his military uniform during his mother’s final watch. However, Prince Harry was not given the same permission. The authorization of use is reportedly for vigilance only.
CONFIRMED: I understand that unlike Prince Andrew, Prince Harry will not be allowed to wear the uniform to any formal event. Undoubtedly a major blow to the Duke of Sussex, who has served for 10 years and this morning spoke of the Queen as “Commander-in-Chief”.
— Omid Scobie (@scobie) 12 September 2022
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Royal commentator Eloise Parker told Fox News Digital that they will have four children in the Queen’s final appearance. They “will be present next to the coffin in uniforms that represent their individual military careers, regardless of current status. A full state funeral is as formal as the events get.”
In reference to Harry, Parker says he can “join the rest of his non-serving grandchildren who will be in non-military attire.”
The Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan Markle stepped down from their senior royal roles early last year after they removed themselves from the forefront of the monarchy. His relations with the extended family remain turbulent.
In a statement released by Buckingham Palace in February 2021, it was explained that since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would no longer be “working members” of the royal family, “honorary military appointments and royal patronage would be held by the Duke and Duchess of the Royal Family.” be returned to Her Majesty, before being redistributed among the working members of the
Prince Andrew, who has been accused of sexually assaulting a minor in the United States, recently settled out of court for an undisclosed amount. However, his reputation was permanently tarnished, and according to a statement from Buckingham Palace in January 2022, the Duke of York’s military affiliations and patronage were returned to the Queen.
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Prince Harry and Andrew served in the Army and Navy respectively. Harry made two tours in Afghanistan in ten years. Andrew served 22 years, retiring in 2001.
Neither royal wore his military uniform during Prince Philip’s funeral, although medals and commendations for display during the ceremony were on his suit.
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The funeral will take place before the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.
Fox News Digital’s Ashley Papa contributed to this report.