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Prince Andrew and Prince Harry will be able to wear military uniforms in U-turn

Lucy Devine

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Prince Andrew and Prince Harry will be able to wear military uniforms in U-turn

Prince Harry and Prince Andrew will be 'permitted to wear their military uniforms' at a special vigil for the Queen this weekend.

According to royal sources, Harry and Andrew - who are no longer working royals - will be allowed to wear military dress following a 'change of heart'.

Harry, 38, has worn a suit for all official events related to the Queen's passing so far, despite having served in the army himself and completed two tours in Afghanistan.

Prince Harry and Prince Andrew will be 'permitted to wear their military uniforms'. Credit: Chris Radburn/Alamy Stock Photo
Prince Harry and Prince Andrew will be 'permitted to wear their military uniforms'. Credit: Chris Radburn/Alamy Stock Photo

According to a source who spoke to the Mirror, 'common sense has prevailed' and the Duke of Sussex will be permitted to wear military uniform.

"It was a ludicrous situation given 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," they said.

"It is important that the Queen's grandchildren are all made to feel welcome and comfortable as they grieve their beloved grandmother together."

A spokesperson for Prince Harry had previously stated that he would be wearing a morning suit for all events honouring Her Majesty.

"Prince Harry will wear a morning suit throughout events honouring his grandmother," said the spokesperson.

"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."

LADbible has contacted Harry's rep for comment.

Prince Harry and Prince Andrew wore suits during the procession earlier this week. Credit: Xinhua/Alamy Stock Photo
Prince Harry and Prince Andrew wore suits during the procession earlier this week. Credit: Xinhua/Alamy Stock Photo

An exception is also believed to have been made for the Duke of York, as a 'mark of respect' for his late mother. LADbible has also reached out to a rep for Andrew for comment.

Usually, only working members of the Royal Family are allowed to wear military uniform during the ceremonial events that take place in the period of mourning.

While King Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward will take part in the vigil at 7.30pm on Friday evening, the Queen’s grandchildren - the Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Lady Louise Windsor and James Viscount Severn - are expected to hold a vigil forming part of the guard of honour on Saturday evening.

It's believed that both Prince Harry and Prince Andrew will wear suits to the Queen's funeral on Monday 19 September.

An exception is also believed to have been made for the Duke of York. Credit: Anwar Hussein/Alamy Stock Photo
An exception is also believed to have been made for the Duke of York. Credit: Anwar Hussein/Alamy Stock Photo

On Monday, the funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey, followed by a committal service at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Her Majesty will be laid to rest in the King George VI Memorial Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Her late husband, Prince Philip, will also be moved from the Royal Vault so he can be laid to rest with his wife.

Featured Image Credit: Doug Peters/Alamy Stock Photo/Anwar Hussein/Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: Prince Harry, The Queen, UK News, Royal Family

Lucy Devine
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