Harry can wear military uniform standing next to the coffin of the Queen of England

British media reported that Harry will be allowed to wear his military uniform during a memorial service next to Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin at Westminster Hall.

A source from Buckingham Palace said on September 15 that during a special ceremony held at Westminster Hall in honor of Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen’s eight grandchildren, including Harry and Prince William, will stand still. silent for 15 minutes next to her coffin.

Buckingham Palace officials are said to have intervened to allow Harry to wear military uniform for the ceremony, as his uncle Prince Andrew was also given military uniform for the final vigil.

“This is an awkward situation, because Harry served in the military and is respected by members of the armed forces for what he has done for veterans,” the royal source said. “It’s important that the Queen’s grandchildren feel welcome and comfortable as they spend time together in memory of their revered grandmother.”

A source from Buckingham Palace said the decision to allow Harry to wear military uniform was also “showing respect to the Queen”, who “has always advocated harmony and unity”.





Harry wears military uniform at an event in London, England.  Photo: Fox News.

Harry wears military uniform at an event in London, England. Image: FoxNews.

Before that, the source knowledgeable about the British royal family of CBS states that only members of the royal family are allowed to wear military uniform during the period of national mourning, by order of King Charles III. Accordingly, Harry, who has withdrawn from the royal family, and Andrew, stripped of his royal title and rank, will not be allowed to wear military uniform.

The decision sparked controversy as Harry served in the military for more than 10 years, including time in Afghanistan. After relinquishing his royal status in 2020, Harry has been banned from wearing his military uniform in public.

On September 14, King Charles III led the procession of the Queen’s coffin from Buckingham Palace to the funeral at Westminster Hall. All members of the royal family in the procession wore military uniforms with medals, with the exception of Harry and Prince Andrew. However, when performing the “Prince Watch” ceremony this evening, Prince Andrew was allowed to wear military uniform with King Charles III, Princess Anne and Prince Edward standing guard next to the Queen’s casket.

Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8, at the age of 96, after more than 70 years of reign. The series of events during the Queen’s national funeral took place over 10 days. Her coffin is now placed on a high pedestal in Westminster Hall, open day and night to the public.

Her funeral will be held at Westminster Abbey on September 19. This is possibly one of the biggest ceremonial events in Britain since World War II.

Duc Trung (Theo Mirror, CBS)

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