The Queen’s son, Prince Andrew, will be able to wear military uniform as a “special mark of respect for the Queen”.
Harry, the Duke of Sussex, who has been on the front lines and served in Afghanistan, will be required to wear civilian clothes to official events, including the Queen’s state funeral.
Military uniform can be worn by those who serve the royal family – both Harry and Andrew no longer hold royal titles.
The fact that Andrew will be able to wear a military uniform should be a big blow to Harry’s heart. Prince Harry has always been proud of his decade in the military and was saddened when the Queen stripped him of his prestigious military titles, including that of captain-general in the Royal Marines, after he left the royal family.
Meghan Markle’s close friend and royal journalist Omid Scobie said on Monday that Harry will be banned from wearing military uniform during the ceremony.
“I understand that unlike Prince Andrew, Prince Harry is NOT allowed to wear his uniform to the last vigil in Westminster Hall.
No doubt it’s a huge blow to the Duke of Sussex, who has served in the army for 10 years and has said the Queen is his “commander in chief,” Omid wrote on Twitter.
Prince Harry announced his retirement from royal duties in 2020.
At the beginning of 2022, on the official page, the royal family announced that Prince Andrew, who was drowning in scandals, would be stripped of all military titles of honor and charitable organizations.
Buckingham Palace announced the news after a court ruled that a sexual assault case would soon be opened. The son of Elizabeth II was accused by the American Virginia Giuffre. Ms Giuffre claimed financier Jeffrey Epstein forced her to have sex with wealthy and influential acquaintances, including Andrew. The latter categorically denied such accusations.