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Why did Harry, who served in the British Army, not wear a military suit to the funeral procession of Queen Elizabeth II?

Two brothers follow Britain’s longest-reigning Queen Elizabeth II on her last journey from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall of Parliament another coffin After 25 years, he captured hearts by doing the same. Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, was joined by his older brother William, Prince of Charles and Britain’s new heir. Queen’s funeral. The scenes evoke memories from when they were young and walked behind the coffin of their mother, Diana, together.

However, one may have noticed how Harry wore a morning suit with his military medals, but not formal attire, despite having served in the British Army for a decade, including two visits to Afghanistan.

Both William and his father – Britain’s new monarch, King Charles III – were in military suits. The King’s sister Princess Anne and younger brother Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex were also seen in ceremonial garb. Anne’s son Peter Phillips, the Queen’s sons Prince Andrew and Harry were missing military attire.

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Prince Harry is no longer allowed to wear his military suit. He and his wife Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, stepped down as senior working royals in 2020 and have been living in the US ever since. Before the funeral procession began, a spokesman for Harry said he would wear a morning suit at all events until the funeral.

The new monarch’s younger brother and the Queen’s third child, Prince Andrew, was also stripped of his royal titles over a sexual assault scandal.

Prince William, on the other hand, is a full-time royal with his wife Catherine (Kate) Middleton, Prince of Wales.

Tensions have been high between Harry and Meghan and the rest of the royal family since the couple’s candid interview to Ophra Winfrey in 2018, in which she talked about feeling trapped by her father and brother in royal life.

(with inputs from AFP)


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