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People confused at Prince Edward's medals despite being in the military for only 4 months

Charisa Bossinakis

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People confused at Prince Edward's medals despite being in the military for only 4 months

People have been left utterly confused by the number of medals glittering upon Prince Edward’s chest despite the fact he was only in the  Royal Marines for four months. 

When you’re a royal you tend to get promoted pretty quickly, it would seem.

Metro reported that Prince Edward served in the military for a brief period during 1983 to 1987 after leaving university. 

However, like his schooling, the royal dropped out of the commando course, merely only completing one-third of basic training.


However, people are scratching their heads after the prince was captured wearing more gold than 2 Chainz at the Queen's coffin procession yesterday (Wednesday, September 14).

As the images made the rounds on Twitter, it sparked a ferocious debate.

One person wrote: “Prince Edward who was in the Royal Marines for just four months, but looking at all those medals, it must have been a f**king mental four months.”


Another speculated: “They’re just commemorative jubilee medals, silver through to platinum innit. Don’t know what the ones below are but one looks like [the] Order of the Bath. However he was only 13 at the silver jubilee so not sure how he got that one.”

A third person joked: “Foil-covered chocolate, more like.”


Another said: “Whatever the medals are, the overall effect may lead people to assume that he's a military hero of some kind.”

While one person defended the prince, writing: “It’s almost as if everyone on this thread has a plethora of medals., Unless you’ve served in the military, you literally have no reason to comment on honours. Even serving four months is more than most.”

Though Edward never actively served in the military, he holds several military honours and titles. He was made Commodore-in-Chief of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary in 2006.


In 2007 he was also made Royal Colonel of 2nd Battalion, as per Newsweek.

The youngest sibling was also made Royal Honorary Colonel of the London Regiment and an Honorary Air Commodore of Royal Air Force Waddington.

Additionally, neither Prince Harry or Andrew have been captured wearing their military uniforms during the Queen’s funeral processions. 


According to strict royal protocol, only working members of the Royal family can wear their uniforms on ceremonial occasions.

As both royals have stepped away from their duties, they will be forced to wear formal clothes instead at the monarch's funeral. So it looks like the lads will don their morning suits again, apparently.

Featured Image Credit: Malcolm Park / Alamy. Meme-arsenal.com.

Topics: Royal Family, The Queen, UK News, News, Social Media, Twitter, Viral, Army

Charisa Bossinakis
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