It has been confirmed that Prince Harry will not be wearing military uniform for the Queen's memorial events, and that the 37 year old will simply have on a morning suit as he insisted that his military service is "not determined by the uniform".
A spokesperson for the Duke of Sussex said, as per Omid Scobie's Twitter: “[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.”
The statement comes after royal fans argued that it was only fair that the Duke should be able to wear his military uniform after serving his country for ten years.
Omid Scobie, who co-wrote the biography Finding Freedom about the Sussexes, tweeted earlier this week: "I understand that, unlike Prince Andrew, Prince Harry will NOT be allowed to wear uniform at the final vigil in Westminster Hall. No doubt a huge blow for the Duke of Sussex, who served for 10 years and this morning spoke of the Queen being his “commander-in-chief”."
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Sharing their thoughts, one person wrote passionately: "#PrinceHarry has earned his medals. He served for 10 years, undertaking two tours in Afghanistan. He now serves those troops across the world with the #InvictusGames. He deserves to wear his uniform with pride."
While another chimed: "Harry has every right to wear his military uniform. Megan didn't refuse to go to Balmoral when the Queen died, she wasn't invited. And they have no need to apologise to William and Kate."
Harry isn't the only royal to be prohibited from wearing military uniform as Prince Andrew has also been seen wearing usual formal attire to the Queen's memorial services that have taken place in the days that have followed her death.
As a non-working member of the royal family, the Duke of York – who was stripped of his military titles last year – did not wear uniform except as a special mark of respect for the Queen at the final vigil in Westminster Hall, sources said.
Andrew will continue to wear a morning suit, as he did for Prince Philip's funeral, when his mother is laid to rest on Monday, 19 September.
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