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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.
Prince Edward who was in the Royal Marines for just four months, but looking at all those medals, it must have been a fucking mental four months. pic.twitter.com/NMIIpxppFO— Harry Flowers (@HrryFlwrs) September 13, 2022
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.”
Just back from 'Nam....Cheltenham— Hamish Mackintosh (@McBuddah) September 13, 2022
I'm not a medal expert but I think the one on the right is the "Being Extra Helpful and Tidying Up After Games" award.— Simon (@Mirthematician) September 13, 2022
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.
They’re just commemorative jubilee medals, silver through to platinum innit— Donuts (@MmmD0nuts) September 13, 2022
Don’t know what the ones below are but one looks like order of the Bath
However he was only 13 at the silver jubilee 🤔 so not sure how he’s got that one must be double ard
Like at the school sports day, where everyone gets a ‘medal’.— RPL (@Rikardinho76) September 13, 2022
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.
The Karl Pilkington Medal for Outstanding Whinging in Combat.— Professor Stephen Hawkwind (@isoskramer) September 13, 2022
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.