New norm. Prince Harry getting used to not wearing military uniform to events in honor of the late Queen Elizabeth II, an insider exclusively reports in a new issue of the magazine Us weekly.
“He has come to terms with not wearing a uniform on such occasions,” the source says of the 37-year-old Duke of Sussex. “Although disappointing in some ways, he is simply grateful to be present and honoring the Queen. After all, it’s just a uniform.”
The question of whether Harry will wear a uniform at the funeral made headlines this week after Buckingham Palace confirmed that his uncle Prince Andrew received permission to wear it to the Queen’s last vigil.
The Duke of York, 62, stepped down from all government posts in 2019 after Virginia Giuffreaccusations that he raped her when she was a teenager. The British native and Giuffre, 39, settled out of court earlier this year, but Andrew was stripped of all his royal titles and patronage in January amid scandal.
Harry, for his part, served in the British military for 10 years. After he and Meghan Markle announced their plans to step down as senior working member of the royal family in January 2020, the former helicopter pilot was stripped of three honorary military ranks: Captain General of the Royal Marines, Honorary Commandant of the RAF Honington and Commander in Chief of Small Ships and Divers.
After word got out that he wouldn’t get the same uniform exemption as his uncle, Harry’s rep said BetterUp’s CIOs weren’t bothered by dress code rules.
“[Prince Harry] will wear morning dress during events honoring her grandmother,” a spokesman for the royal family said in a statement. Omid Scobie. “A decade of his military service is not determined by the uniform he wears, and we respectfully request that the focus be on the life and legacy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”
When Harry joined his brother, Prince Williamto greet the mourners at Windsor Castle on Saturday, September 10, both men, along with their wives, were dressed in civilian clothes. Earlier, an insider told Us that the new Prince of Wales, 40, invited Harry and Meghan, 41, to join him and Princess Kate for departure. The appearance marked the foursome’s first public reunion since March 2020, when they sat next to each other at a Commonwealth Day event.
“Harry was very proud to have Meghan by his side,” says the first source. Us Windsor walk. “He thought she handled the event with great class and dignity.”
Speaking to the mourners, the founder of Invictus Games spoke of his grandmother, who passed away at the age of 96 on Thursday, September 8th. “Now it’s lonely out there without her,” he told well-wishers, pointing in the direction of Windsor. Lock. “In every room she was in, you could feel her presence everywhere.”
To learn more about Harry’s handling of Elizabeth’s death, watch the video above and read the latest issue of the magazine. Us weeklyin the stands now.