“Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex will wear a morning suit throughout the events to honor his grandmother,” a spokesperson for the Sussex family said in a statement to Page Six on Tuesday.
“His contract of military service is not determined by the uniform he is wearing and we respectfully request that the focus remain on the life and legacy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”
Page Six previously revealed that Harry – who has served in the military for 10 years – was “sad” to hear about the prospect of not wearing his uniform at the September 19 funeral.
The 37-year-old was stripped of his military titles when he and wife Meghan Markle, 41, Leaving royal life In 2020, he moved to California.
Followers of the royal family have taken to social media to express their anger at the decision not to allow Harry to wear a uniform – especially since then. Prince Andrew’s shame He was allowed to wear a uniform while standing at a vigil at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh on Monday “as a special sign of respect for Her Majesty”.
The whole world is watching Britain’s ‘Tone Deaf’ royal family deny Prince Harry, who has served 10 years in the army and two tours in Afghanistan, the opportunity to wear a uniform during his grandmothers [sic] One user tweeted.
“Prince Harry is the only monarch who has actually been on the front lines of our country’s defense. He has been denied his military uniform while the rest of his family flaunts military clothing and insignia including Prince Andrew. It is clear that [sic] It’s easier to be a food lover. Shocking,” someone else wrote.
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“regrettable! Prince Harry denied the right to wear a military uniform at the Queen’s funeral, but Prince Andrew who offended the Royal Navy and the royal family can? Harry has an impeccable military record, supports wounded veterans and founded #InvictusGames! Another added.
Prince Harry served two tours in Afghanistan and eventually rose to the rank of captain. He received at least three medals for his service contract. After stepping down from the royal family, he He lost three honorary military titles.
He was last seen in uniform at the Mountbatten Music Festival at the Royal Albert Hall in London in March 2020.
The Royal Family will be joined by other leaders and world luminaries as they pay homage to Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19. He passed away on September 8 at the age of 96.
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