Royals Will Wear Suits To Prince Philip's Funeral To Prevent "Embarrassment"

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Mehera Bonner
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Royals Will Wear Suits To Prince Philip's Funeral To Prevent "Embarrassment"
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The royal family will reportedly not be dressed in military uniform at Prince Philip's funeral on Saturday. The decision comes amid concern that Prince Harry would be the only person in a suit at the event, while Prince William, Prince Edward, Princess Anne, and potentially even disgraced Prince Andrew, would be in full military attire.

According to The Daily Mail, courtiers have been "racked by concern" that Prince Harry would be the odd one out in a suit, and the unprecedented decision to have the entire family skip military uniform was made by the Queen. Meanwhile, ITV reports that said decision would help prevent "embarrassment."

Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images
Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images

Prior to this news, there was speculation that William would wear a suit to match his brother, or that Harry could be allowed to wear a "basic" military uniform due to his years of service.

Funeral attire concerns aside, Harry and William are said to be completely focused on their grandmother right now. A source tells The Telegraph (via The Daily Mail) that "[Prince William and Prince Harry] know it is not about them on Saturday—it is about honouring their grandfather's memory and supporting their grandmother. I would be extremely surprised if that wasn't front and centre of both their minds. They will be keen to spend time together as a family, in the same time zone for once."

Prince Philip's funeral will take place on Saturday, April 17, at 3:00 PM, with just 30 people in attendance. Members of the royal family will walk behind the Duke of Edinburgh's coffin from Windsor Castle to St George's Chapel for the service, which will be held in compliance with coronavirus restrictions.

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