Page Six has confirmed that Prince Harry will wear his military uniform when he takes part in a special vigil for Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday.
The source told Page Six exclusively that Harry – who was previously told he couldn’t wear the military uniform – did not ask for the change.
“He was simply willing to wear what his grandmother had planned. He’s focused on honoring her and that’s it. If they liked him in uniform, I have no reason to believe he wouldn’t have to,” says our source.
source He told the Daily Mirror, who first broke the news on Thursday, said it was a “ridiculous situation” in the first place.
“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,” a source told the newspaper. “It is important that all of the Queen’s grandchildren feel welcome and comfortable as they mourn their beloved grandmother together.”
The Queen’s eight grandchildren, including Prince William and Harry, are expected to stand on Saturday night for a 15-minute vigil next to their grandmother’s coffin.
The Queen’s other grandchildren including Princesses Beatrice, Eugenie, Zara, Peter Phillips, Lady Louise and James, Viscount Severn will also participate in the vigil at Westminster Hall.
It’s unclear if Harry got permission to wear his uniform to attend the funeral on Monday as well.
It was announced earlier this week that Harry and his uncle Prince Andrew will be banned from wearing their military uniforms to attend the Queen’s funeral on September 19.
The Duke of Sussex, 38, was stripped of his military titles when he resigned from royal life in 2020 and moved to California with his wife, Meghan Markle.
Prince Andrew was forced out of public life in 2019, after a disastrous BBC interview in which he defended his friendship with notorious financier and condemned sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and claimed he had never met sexual assault accuser Virginia Geoffrey. He later spent millions of dollars settling a civil lawsuit with Giuffre.
As Page Six exclusively reported, Harry – who served two tours on the front lines in Afghanistan – is “sad” about the decision.
Read Page Six’s updated coverage of Queen Elizabeth’s death:
A spokesperson for the Sussex family said in a statement to Page Six on Tuesday: “Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex will wear a morning suit throughout the events to honor his grandmother.”
“His contract of military service is not determined by the uniform he is wearing and we respectfully request that the focus remain on the life and legacy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”
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