“Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, will wear a suit tomorrow during events honoring his grandmother,” a spokesperson for the Sussexes said in a statement to Page Six on Tuesday.
“Your decade of military service is not determined by the uniform you wear and we respectfully ask that the focus remain on the life and legacy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”
Page Six previously revealed that Harry, who served in the military for 10 years, was “saddened” to hear about the possibility of not wearing his uniform at the September 19 funeral.
The 37-year-old was stripped of his military titles when he and his wife Meghan Markle, 41, leave real life in 2020 and moved to California.
Supporters of the royal family took to social media to share their outrage at the decision not to let Harry wear the uniform, especially since Disgraced Prince Andrew he was allowed to wear a uniform during the vigil at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh on Monday “as a special mark of respect for Her Majesty”.
“The whole world is watching the ‘deaf’ British royal ‘family’ deny Prince Harry, who served 10 years in the army and 2 tours in Afghanistan, the opportunity to wear a military uniform during his grandmothers [sic] Funeral… Wow,” one user tweeted.
“Prince Harry is the only royal who has been on the front lines defending our country. He has refused to wear his uniform while the rest of his family flaunts imaginary military costumes and insignia, INCLUDING Prince Andrew. he clearly is [sic] easier to be ap*edophile. Shocking,” someone else wrote.
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“Deplorable! Prince Harry denied the right to wear a military uniform at the queen’s funeral, but can Prince Andrew, who brought the Royal Navy and the royal family into disrepute, can he? Harry has an impeccable military record, he supports wounded war veterans and founded #InvictusGames!” another added.
Prince Harry toured Afghanistan twice and eventually rose to the rank of captain. He received at least three medals for his decade of service. After leaving the royal family, he lost three honorary military titles.
He was last seen in uniform at the Mountbatten Music Festival at London’s Royal Albert Hall in March 2020.
The royal family will be joined by other world leaders and dignitaries to honor Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19. The Queen He died on September 8 at the age of 96.