“Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex will wear a morning suit at events honoring his grandmother,” a Sussex spokesperson said in a statement to Page Six on Tuesday.
“His decade of military service is not determined by the uniform he wears and we respectfully request that the focus remains on the life and legacy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”
Page Six previously revealed that Harry – who had 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 royal life in 2020 and moved to California.
Royal Family supporters have taken to social media to share their outrage at the decision not to let Harry wear the uniform – especially since the Prince Andrew in disgrace was allowed to wear a uniform during a vigil at St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh on Monday “as a mark of special respect for Her Majesty”.
‘The whole world is watching Britain’s ‘Tone Deaf’ royal ‘family’ deny Prince Harry, who served 10 years in the military and 2 tours in Afghanistan, the chance to wear a military uniform while his grandmothers [sic] Funeral… Wow,” one user tweeted.
“Prince Harry is the only royal who was truly on the front lines defending our country. He was refused to wear his uniform while the rest of his family showed off imaginary military suits and insignia, INCLUDING Prince Andrew. Clearly its [sic] easier to be ap*edophile. Shocking,” someone else wrote.
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“Deplorable! Prince Harry was denied the right to wear military uniform at the Queen’s funeral, but can Prince Andrew, who has brought the Royal Navy and Royal Family into disrepute? Harry has an impeccable military record, supports injured veterans and founded #InvictusGames! another added.
Prince Harry completed two tours of Afghanistan 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 Festival of Music at the Royal Albert Hall in London in March 2020.
The Royal Family will be joined by other world leaders and dignitaries in honor of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19. The Queen died on September 8 at the age of 96.