Prince Andrew is BANNED from wearing military uniform at the Queen’s funeral by palace | The Sun
PRINCE Andrew has been BANNED from wearing a military uniform at the Queen’s funeral, it is understood.
The Duke of York is instead expected to wear a morning suit, as he did for Prince Philip's funeral, when Her Majesty is laid to rest.
The Queen's funeral is set to take place on September 19, with officials pulling out all the stops to make it one of the most memorable events in Brit history.
All working royals will wear their military attire, but Andrew – who was stripped of his military titles last year – will not.
A palace source said: "As a non-working member of the Royal Family, the Duke of York will not wear uniform except as a special mark of respect for Her Majesty the Queen at the final vigil in Westminster Hall."
Working royals will be required to wear their military uniforms at five events in total over the coming days as the nation mourns their beloved Queen.
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These include the Service of Thanksgiving at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh today, the Procession to Westminster Hall and service of prayer and reflection as well as the Vigil at Westminster Hall.
They will also wear uniform for the State Funeral Service at Westminster Abbey as well as the Committal Service at St George’s Chapel Windsor.
Andrew will only be allowed to wear his uniform for the vigil in Westminster as a "special mark of respect".
It has not yet been confirmed whether the same restrictions will apply for Prince Harry, who quit royal life back in 2020.
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The former royal, who is also a committed military veteran, is no longer considered a working royal.
He does, however, continue to support the Armed Forces.
The duke, often referred to as the Queen's favourite child, wore a morning suit and tie for his father's funeral last year – after the Queen reportedly stopped him wearing an Admiral's uniform.
It was reported at the time he had told his mother he wished to wear the prestigious uniform for the event – despite deferring the title after the Jeffrey Epstein sex scandal.
But there was said to be “serious Navy displeasure” at the prospect and uniforms were scrapped from the service entirely.
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