Prince Harry, Prince Andrew Didn’t Salute Queen’s Coffin During Funeral, Here’s Why!


At Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral, Prince Harry and Prince Andrew were unable to take part in the greetings as they no longer work in the royal family.

Dressed in morning suits, Harry and Andrew are not permitted to offer a salute as it is a custom and duty reserved only for those in uniform.

According to custom, only the King and his immediate family are allowed to salute the late Queen’s coffin. So the King led his family and hundreds of men and women to greet the Queen outside Westminster Abbey and again before her coffin was carried from Wellington Arch in central London , in Windsor.

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Including Prince William, Prince Edward and Princess Anne, King Charles II was all in military uniform. However, the Duke of York and the Duke of Sussex stood still, arms firmly at their sides.

Having been banned from wearing their military uniforms at the majority of ceremonies, the princes were dressed in traditional morning costumes.

“Prince Harry will wear a morning suit at events honoring his grandmother”, new quoted his spokesperson.

“His decade of military service is not determined by the uniform he wears and we respectfully request that the focus remain on the life and legacy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,” added the bearer. word.

At the grandchildren’s wake on Saturday evening, Prince Harry was allowed to wear his Blues and Royals No 1 uniform.

In 2020, Prince Harry was stripped of his military titles after leaving the fold as a member of the royal family in 2020. He then moved to the United States with his wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex.

Harry wore military uniform in public ahead of Saturday’s vigil in March 2020 when he appeared alongside the Duchess of Sussex at the Mountbatten Festival of Music at the Royal Albert Hall.

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