Prince Harry *Will* Be Allowed to Wear His Military Uniform to the Queen’s Vigil After Public Outcry

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Prince Harry *Will* Be Allowed to Wear His Military Uniform to the Queen’s Vigil After Public Outcry

In a surprising turn of events, it turns out that Prince Harry *will* be allowed to wear his military uniform to the Queen's final vigil after initial reports stated he was banned from doing so despite an exception being made for disgraced royal Prince Andrew.

Initially, non-senior working royals were not permitted to wear military garbs to the vigil, but Andrew was granted permission despite being stripped of his titles earlier this year amid a huge scandal that involved convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Prince Harry, for his part, wasn't initially allowed to wear the honorary garbs given that he and his wife Meghan Markle made the decision to step back as senior royals in January 2020. But that definitely didn't stop the masses from coming to the Duke of Sussex's defense when Andrew was given permission to wear his uniform as a non-working royal, prompting a statement from the Sussex spokesperson earlier this week that said:

“[Prince Harry] will wear a morning 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.”

A refresher: According to royal reporter and author Omid Scobie’s initial reporting, “Only working members of the royal family will wear military uniforms for ceremonial events honoring the Queen over next week: procession and service in Edinburgh today, coffin procession to Westminster Hall (and vigil that follows), state funeral, final committal in Windsor.”

Once Andrew was given an exception, spectators called out the double standard in treatment between him and Prince Harry, though it now seems rectified. Glad the palace came to its senses!

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