Prince Harry wears military uniform during vigil for Queen Elizabeth II

Prince Harry wore his military uniform during a vigil for Queen Elizabeth II after getting special permission from King Charles III to wear it.

The Duke of Sussex took part in a 15-minute honor guard alongside his brother, Prince William, and the Queen’s six other grandchildren on Saturday night.

He was first spotted wearing the uniform in the car on his way to the service and then he was snapped standing near his grandmother’s coffin.

Princess Anne’s children, Peter Phillips, 44, Zara Tindall, 41, Prince Andrew’s daughters, Princess Beatrice, 34, Princess Eugenie, 32 and Prince Edward’s children, Lady Louise Windsor 18 and James, Viscount Severn, 14 also stood with the brothers.

Prince Harry, who quit royal duties in 2020 and was stripped of his honorary military titles had initially been barred from wearing his uniform.

The California-based royal was forced to wear a morning suit, with his medals pinned on the lapel when he walked behind the Queen’s coffin during a procession earlier this week.

But on Friday it was reported that King Charles III had reversed the edict and given permission for his son and his disgraced brother, Prince Andrew, to both wear their military uniforms during their vigils for Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Hall.

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The grandchildren stood for 15 minutes in silence in honor of the Queen.
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Andrew was forced to bow out of public life because of a disastrous interview with the BBC in 2019 in which he defended his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and a disturbing lack of empathy for Epstein’s victims.

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Harry was first spotted in uniform arriving at the vigil.
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A source told the Daily Mirror of Harry, however, that it was a “ludicrous situation” given the Prince’s impressive military record.

He served 10 years in the army, which included two active tours of Afghanistan and established the Invictus Games, an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women, both serving and veterans.

Page Six exclusively reported on Thursday that Prince Harry did not request the change.

The Duke of Sussex, the Earl of Snowdon, the Duchess of Sussex, the Princess of Wales and the Prince of Wales follow the bearer party carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II into Westminster Hall on September 14, 2022, in London, England.
The Duke was not allowed to wear his military uniform earlier this week.
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“He was simply prepared to wear whatever his grandmother made plans for. He’s focused on honoring her and that’s it. If they’d like him in uniform, I have no reason to think that he won’t oblige,” our source said.

It is unclear if Harry will be allowed to wear his military uniform at the Queen’s funeral on Monday.

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