Prince Harry is not going to put on his army uniform on the state funeral for his grandmother Queen Elizabeth on Monday, nor the ceremonial occasions main as much as it.
“Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex will wear a morning suit throughout events honouring his grandmother,” a spokesperson for the duke confirmed to HuffPost in a written assertion on Tuesday.
“His decade of military service is not determined by the uniform he wears and we respectfully ask that focus remain on the life and legacy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,” the spokesperson mentioned.
Prince Andrew, who like Prince Harry is not a senior working member of the royal household ― albeit for very completely different causes ― can also be anticipated to put on a morning go well with for his mom’s funeral engagements.
Nevertheless, a particular exception has been made for Andrew to put on his army uniform for the queen’s remaining vigil at Westminster Corridor, in response to sources.
The Duke of Sussex served within the British Military for over 10 years. He accomplished two excursions in Afghanistan and rose to the rank of main. Whereas nonetheless within the army, he based the Invictus Video games in 2014, that are a Paralympic-style multi-sport occasion for wounded service members.
Harry has routinely spoken about how a lot his time within the army meant to him, saying it “changed my life forever and for the better.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped again as working members of the royal household in 2020 and confirmed final 12 months that they’d not return as working royals. The choice meant that the honorary army appointments and royal patronages held by the 2 had been returned to the queen.
Regardless of the change, the Sussexes made it clear that they had been devoted to a “life of service” of their new roles.
“We can all live a life of service. Service is universal,” a spokesperson for the couple shared with HuffPost on the time.