Prince Philip funeral: Harry wears military medals on suit after Queen disallowed uniform to keep him happy
The Duke of Sussex, who served in Afghanistan, wore military medals on his black suit as he joined his brother and the rest of his family on April 17
While none of the family will be in military uniform, as ordered by Queen Elizabeth, Prince Harry, who joined the procession at Prince Philip's funeral, was seen wearing his medals, earned from the time he served in the royal army.
The Duke of Sussex, who served in Afghanistan, wore his KCVO Neck Order and Star, Afghanistan Campaign medal, Gold Jubilee medal and Diamond Jubilee medal on his black suit as he joined his brother, William, and the rest of royal family members on Saturday, April 17, in honoring the last journey of his grandfather before the latter is laid to rest.
Prince Phillip's casket was placed onto a Land Rover hearse which Phillip designed himself. A sword, his naval cap, and a wreath of flowers selected by the Queen were placed on his casket. The casket, which was brought out from the State Entrance of Windsor Castle into the Quadrangle, was given a royal salute before the beginning of the procession toward St George's Chapel.
Queen's order against royal family wearing military outfits
The Duke of Edinburgh died last week at the age of 99. As per a report in the Daily Mail, as a last-minute decision, approved by the Queen, military uniforms at the funeral were banned in order to present a united family front. The monarch decided morning coats and black ties for the men, simple black outfits for the women will be the dress code for the funeral. This break from convention means Harry, who has been stripped of his military titles, won't look like the odd one out.
Reportedly, the Duke of Sussex is said to have wanted to wear the Blues and Royals dress uniform he wore on his wedding day in May 2018. As a former captain with the Household Cavalry, however, he was entitled only to wear a suit, with any medals he has been awarded in the course of his duties or by the Queen. Other senior members of the royal family — Charles, Prince of Wales, William Duke of Cambridge, Edward, Earl of Wessex, and Anne, Princess Royal — however, would have been, by convention, in full military uniform.