Prince Harry will now stand tall in his British military uniform after receiving special permission from palace officials.
The Duke of Sussex’s wardrobe for his late grandmother Queen Elizabeth II’s vigil was up for debate after being banned from publicly wearing his Blue and Royals uniform back in 2020.
Prince Harry was not the backing force requesting special permission to attend Her Majesty’ coffin-side ceremony in uniform, as he asked the focus to remain on his beloved grandmother.
“He was simply prepared to wear whatever his grandmother made plans for. He’s focused on honoring her and that’s it. If they’d like him in uniform, I have no reason to think that he won’t oblige,” a source told a news publication.
Other’s were unhappy with the “ludicrous situation” even being up for debate in the first place.
“The Duke of Sussex has served his country and is a highly respected member of the armed forces with everything he has done for veterans,” spilled an insider to another site. “It is important that the Queen’s grandchildren are all made to feel welcome and comfortable as they grieve their beloved grandmother together.”
Prince Harry served in the British army as a front line soldier during two tours in Afghanistan, but was stripped of his military powers after he and his wife, Meghan Markle, stepped away from their rolls in The Royal Family.
"This is purely as a mark of respect for the Duke’s late grandmother, who wouldn’t have wanted it any other way," explained an additional royal source, adding, “Her Majesty always stood for harmony and unity and this is a just decision.”
With newly granted permission, the father-of-two will stand in his military attire alongside Queen Elizabeth's seven other grandchildren as they pay respects to their loved and respected grandmother.
Palace officials have still yet to announce a decision on whether Prince Harry will be allowed to attend the late monarch's funeral in uniform on Monday, September 19.