Prince Andrew has been banned from wearing his military uniform during the period of mourning for Queen Elizabeth II
The King Charles III’s shamed brother Prince Andrew is barred from wearing his military uniform while they mourn their late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, except for the final vigil for the monarch Britain’s oldest at Westminster Hall.
As a non-working member of the Royal Family, the disgraced Duke of York – who was suddenly stripped of his HRH title by the Queen and banished from the public eye following the Jeffrey Epstein scandal – will not be in uniform for the majority of ceremonial engagements this week.
However, sources say Andrew, a Falklands War veteran, would only be allowed to wear his uniform as a sign of respect for Elizabeth II during the final vigil at Westminster Hall.
Prince Harry is expected to be present at five ceremonies, including tonight’s Thanksgiving service at St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh, the procession to Westminster Hall and the service of prayer and reflection, the vigil at Westminster Hall, the state funeral at Westminster Abbey, and guard duty at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, but it is unclear whether he will wear military uniform.
Her Majesty also stripped the Duke and Duchess of Sussex of their royal titles when they abruptly stepped down from their frontline royal responsibilities two years ago. The ensuing Megxit crisis, in which the couple filed a number of complaints against The Firm, including unproven allegations of racism against Meghan Markle and her unborn son Archie, sparked a civil war in the city. house of Windsor and led the monarchy into one of its most serious crises in history.