Prince Harry had to release a statement about what he's wearing to his late grandmother Queen Elizabeth II's funeral because British people are, I guess, interested in such things. This is what happens when you don't have Kardashians in your country!
To catch you up, the members of the royal family seem to all have spent time in the military (because obviously getting a job at, like, Whataburger isn't an option). For formal events, like the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony, they wear their military regalia. So, at the funeral too? Buckingham Palace released the dress code for the long-serving monarch's funeral, which specified that “only working members of the royal family who hold military rank will be allowed to wear the traditional regalia,” per JustJared.
That list does not include Prince Andrew, the queen's son who was relieved of his royal duties and stripped of his military titles when it came to light that he was friends with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The list also does not include Prince Harry, who served two tours in Afghanistan before stepping back as a working royal and peacing out to California.
But, per royal scoopster Omid Scobie, Andrew will get to wear the uniform at the vigil following the funeral.
And none for Prince Harry. Scobie called this “a huge blow” given Harry's military record, though the more insulting detail for most is that he's not being given the same “respect” as his disgraced uncle.
Prince Harry responded to the whole brouhaha by saying that he's going to wear a black suit like a normal person and clothes don't maketh the man. In the words of his spokesperson, “[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.”
Hear that? Leave the boy alone to mourn his gran, ya cheeky blokes.
Originally Appeared on Glamour