Prince Harry ‘to wear a suit to Prince Philip’s funeral’ after being stripped of military titles

Prince Harry ‘to wear a suit to Prince Philip’s funeral’ after being stripped of military titles

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After stepping down as a working royal,Prince Harry is not expected to wear military uniform at Prince Philip’s funeral.

When Harry and Meghan Markle made the decision to take a step back from royal duties in January 2020, Harry was stripped of his military title as Captain General of the Royal Marines, a role he took over from his grandfather.

Because of this, he will no longer wear his uniform to official events, including his grandfather’s funeral next Saturday, and will instead be seen in a suit.

Prince William and Prince Charles will be wearing their military dress out of respect for Prince Philip, reports MailOnline.

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Prince Andrew will not be wearing a uniform as he stepped back from public duties in 2019, after his ties with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein faced increased scrutiny.

Harry has not returned to the UK since he and Meghan decided to spend the national lockdown in Canada before setting down roots in California with their son Archie.

He will be attending the funeral alone as Megan has been advised not to fly as she is expected to give birth to their daughter in the coming months.

The Duke and Duchess posted a tribute to Prince Philip on the homepage of their website of foundation Archewell.

They wrote: “In loving memory of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh 1921 – 2021. Thank you for your service … you will be greatly missed.”

Harry has since shared another touching tribute to his grandfather, calling him the "legend of banter."

The 36-year-old wrote on Instagram: "My grandfather was a man of service, honour and great humour. He was authentically himself, with a seriously sharp wit, and could hold the attention of any room due to his charm – and also because you never know what he might say next."

"He will be remembered as the longest reigning consort to the Monarch, a decorated serviceman, a Prince and a Duke. But to me, like many of you who have lost a loved one or a grandparent over the pain of this past year, he was my grandpa: master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky right 'til the end."

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He continued: "He has been a rock for Her Majesty The Queen with unparalleled devotion, by her side for 73 years of marriage, and while I could go on, I know that right now he would say to all of us, beer in hand, 'Oh do get on with it!'"

Meghan and Harry announced that they are expecting a baby girl this summer during their recent interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The funeral will mark the first time Harry has seen the other members of the royal family since the tell-all chat.

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