Prince Harry News: Duke’s Last Moment in Military Uniform Revealed by Expert | Royal | New
Following the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s announcement to retire from royal life, Harry will be banned from wearing his military uniform. The Duke has agreed to step down from his appointments in the armed forces, although he can still wear his service medals.
This Saturday he and Meghan will both attend the Mountbatten Festival of Music at the Royal Albert Hall.
According to royal commentator Dickie Arbiter, the event could be the last time he wears his uniform during a military engagement.
The commentator said: “The Duke of Sussex accompanied by The Duchess of Sussex will attend the annual Mountbatten Music Festival at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday March 7th.
“This may be the last time we see the prince in the uniform of captain general of the Royal Marines.”
Harry was awarded the title of Captain General of the Royal Marines by the Queen in December 2017, succeeding the Duke of Edinburgh.
The Duke was also Honorary Air Force Commander at Royal Air Force Base Honington and Honorary Chief Commodore of Small Ships and Diving Operations for the Royal Navy.
However, he was forced to relinquish the titles as part of his exit deal with the Queen.
Commenting on the news, a Twitter user said: “It will be a very emotional act for how much it means to Harry.”
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Another said: “I look forward to seeing the Sussexes and wish them success and happiness in the new chapter of their lives.”
A third said: “We will miss Harry very much.”
Meghan will join Harry at the Endeavor Fund Awards for Military Veterans in London on Thursday.
The couple will attend events throughout the week before joining the rest of the Royal Family to mark Commonwealth Day.
The couple will then return to Canada and officially step down as a member of the Royal Family at the end of this month.
Upon their resignation, the Canadian government revealed that it would no longer pay for the couple’s safety.
The Canadian government said: “The RCMP engaged from the start with officials in the UK on security considerations.
“As the Duke and Duchess are currently recognized as internationally protected persons, Canada has an obligation to provide security assistance as needed.
“At the request of the Metropolitan Police, the RCMP has been providing assistance to the Met since the Duke and Duchess arrived in Canada intermittently since November 2019.
“Assistance will cease in the coming weeks, in accordance with their change of status.”
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police had protected the couple since they moved into their rented mansion on Vancouver Island last November.
The issue of payment for their protection was one of the many issues surrounding the couple’s departure.
In their statement on the security perspective, the couple said: “It is agreed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will continue to demand effective security to protect them and their son.
“This is based on the Duke’s public profile due to his birth into the Royal Family, military service, the Duchess’s own independent profile and the level of shared threat and risk specifically documented in recent years.”