Members of Britain’s royal family will reportedly forgo standard military dress for the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral Saturday, according to multiple reports, opting for civilian clothing that would spare Prince Harry the embarrassment of being the only senior male royal not in uniform, having had his titles stripped when he stepped down as a working royal.
Prince Harry served two tours in Afghanistan but was stripped of his honorary military titles upon stepping down.
Prince Andrew, the Queen’s son who stepped away from royal duties over a scandal involving his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, reportedly wanted to wear an admiral’s uniform, the position he was due to take before stepping back (Prince Andrew has not been stripped of his titles).
Instead, the entire family will be expected to wear standard mourning attire, including Charles, Prince of Wales; William, Duke of Cambridge; Edward, Earl of Wessex; and Anne, Princess Royal, who all hold military appointments.
Buckingham Palace is expected to announce further details for the funeral on Thursday.