Prince Harry has been given a special dispensation to wear his military uniform for Saturday’s vigil at at Westminster Hall, it has been deported.
The decision was made after Harry’suncle Prince Andrew, also no longer a working royal, had been given special permission to wear his uniform for tomorrow's (Friday, September 16) vigil by the late Queen Elizabeth’s four children.
The following day, the late Queen’s eight grandchildren, including Harry and his brother Prince William, are set to stage a 15-minute silent vigil alongside Her Majesty’s coffin.
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A royal source told The Mirror: “Common sense has prevailed.
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“It was a ludicrous situation given the Duke of Sussex has served his country and is a highly respected member of the armed forces with everything he has done for veterans.
"It is important that the Queen's grandchildren are all made to feel welcome and comfortable as they grieve their beloved grandmother together."
Yesterday (Wednesday, September 14) royal fans were in uproar after seeing Prince Harry wearing a morning suit instead of his military uniform during the royal procession
The Duke of Sussex, who stepped down as a senior working royal in January 2020, was "banned" from wearing a military outfit at the Queen's funeral or the events leading up to it.
Harry responded last week to the decision and a spokesman for the Duke published a statement, which read: "Prince Harry will wear a morning suit throughout events honouring his grandmother.
"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."
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Fans who have been watching the event online shared their thoughts on Twitter, with many raging that Harry was not in uniform while other members of the Royal Family were.
One said: "Prince Harry not being in uniform with his brother and father is incredibly jarring.
"He served his country well. Not his fault his wife was bullied out."
"Putting Harry on the same level as Andrew and not allowing him to wear a Military Uniform is a national disgrace!" a second raged.
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Another said Harry, who saw action on the frontline during two tours of duty in Afghanistan, should be allowed to wear his military uniform.
"Really seems inappropriate to me that Prince Harry isn't allowed to wear his military uniform because he's not a 'working royal' but he's the one who actually saw combat in Afghanistan?" a third added.
"If the monarchy is trying to stay 'relevant' this seems like a bad move."
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