Prince Harry will not be wearing his military uniform during services for his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, according to his spokesperson.
Buckingham Palace confirmed Monday that at the five major ceremonial events leading up to and including the Queen’s state funeral, only working members of the royal family who hold military rank will wear military uniforms.
Harry served in the military for 10 years, including deployments to Afghanistan, but he is no longer a working royal and had to surrender military titles that would have allowed him to wear the uniform.
When Harry and his wife, Megan, the Duchess of Sussex, left the U.K. he lost his three honorary military titles — Captain General of the Royal Marines; Honorary Air Commandant of RAF Honington; and Commodore-in-Chief, Small Ships and Diving, Royal Naval Command.
Prince Andrew, the queen’s third child, was stripped of his military affiliations this year after he was accused of sexual abuse. Andrew served 22 years in the military, and was a helicopter pilot. He was not allowed to wear his uniform at services held for the queen in Scotland.
A spokesperson for the Duke of Sussex, 37, said in a statement that Harry “will wear a mourning suit throughout events honoring 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,” the spokesperson said.
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