Prince Harry could be ‘banned’ from wearing military uniform at events – new Megxit terms | Royal | New
Prince Harry had to step down from a number of military appointments, including captain general of the Royal Marines, when he formally stepped down as a senior royal earlier this year. The Duke had hoped the Queen would restore roles after the 12-month Megxit review, but the Monarch is expected to completely strip the Duke and Duchess of Sussex of their sponsorships and military titles in the weeks to come.
Such a move could bar Harry from wearing his military uniforms on future engagements, as he will no longer hold his Forces honorary titles.
The Duke, 36, has a number of ceremonial uniforms for his roles in the armed forces and has worn the costumes at a number of public events.
In March of last year, just weeks before the couple left the Royal Family, Harry wore his bright red uniform as Captain General of the Royal Marines when he attended the Mountbatten Festival of Music.
He also attended events in the tropical white Blues and Royals dress and the Blues and Royals frock coat he wore for his wedding to Meghan in May 2018.
But as the Queen is expected to strip Harry of his three Forces honorary titles, the Duke may not be able to step out in his ceremonial uniforms in the future.
This is because retired members of the British armed forces are generally not allowed to wear their uniform on official engagements, but they are allowed to wear their medals.
Harry was allowed to wear his uniform for events due to his honorary titles.
The ban on military uniforms after retirement is not automatic – with a procedure in place for exceptions on certain appropriate occasions, which would include high-level discussions about a specific individual and event.
For Harry, the decision would be made by Buckingham Palace following a conversation with the Department of Defense pageantry team.
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She is expected to withdraw her three remaining honorary military titles and sponsorships with the Rugby Football Union, Rugby Football League and the London Marathon from her grandson.
Meghan will also lose her sponsorships.
Speaking about whether he would retain his military titles last Friday, Sunday Times royal correspondent Roya Nikkhah told The Royal Beat on True Royalty TV: “Those of us who speak regularly with Buckingham Palace have been very clear. informed that this will not happen. “
Royal Daily Mirror editor Russell Myers added: “I don’t see that he can. He can’t be ‘one foot in and one foot out’.
“These are honorary titles and you must be a member of the active royal family and they [Harry and Meghan] have chosen their path. “
A source told The Times: âThere was no choice. The reality of not being able to have their cake and eat it is finally dawning on him.
“I’m sure it’s really painful for him. He’s very upset to be in this place.”
They added: âYou cannot confuse the representation of the institution and the head of state with the type of business operations they intend to conduct.
Meghan and Harry have secured contracts with Netflix and Spotify and are due to be interviewed by American talk show host Oprah Winfrey next month.