Prince Harry has made a radical decision for the funeral of Elizabeth II, as revealed by Omid Scobie this Tuesday, September 13. Deprived of military uniform, he will opt for a suit.
This is sad news that was announced this Thursday, September 8. Elizabeth II died at the age of 96 at her residence in Balmoral, where she had been for several weeks. “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and Queen Consort will stay at Balmoral tonight and return to London tomorrow.” we could read in a press release published by Buckingham Palace. His funeral will take place on September 19 and, for this special occasion, Prince Harry has made an important decision. Deprived of military uniforma spokesperson revealed to Omid Scobie this Tuesday, September 13 that the Duke of Sussex will be wearing a “costume during all the events that honor the memory of his grandmother“, can we first read. It is then specified that his “decade of military service is not determined by the uniform he wears and we respectfully request that the focus be on the life and legacy of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II“. This is a real hard cop for Prince Harry since the active members of the royal family will wear military uniform during five ceremonies which will take place during this period of mourning which precedes the funeral. Among them, Prince Andrew, who has retired from public life since the accusations against him. However, he will be authorized to wear it only for the final vigil around the Queen’s coffin.
The announcement of the death of Elizabeth II has upset the whole world but also Prince Harry. If he has moved away from the royal family since January 2020, the Duke of Sussex has always been very close to his grandmother. As soon as he knew that her state of health was worrying, he made the trip to Balmoral Castle where she was. Two days later, he went to greet the British outside Windsor Castle to thank them for their support. This Monday, September 12, it is in a press release that he wished to speak. For the first time, he reacted to the death of the Queen of England. “In celebrating the life of my grandmother, Her Majesty the Queen – and in mourning her – we all remember the inspiration she was to so many through her commitment“, he first wrote. “She was admired and respected around the world. His undying grace and dignity endured throughout his life and will continue to do so through his legacy.” continued the husband of Meghan Markle, very touched. Subsequently, he wished to quote it: “Let us echo the words she spoke after the passing of her husband, Prince Philip, words that bring us all comfort now: ‘Life, of course, is made up of final partings as well as first encounters’.” Prince Harry also wanted to address her directly: “I cherish those times spent with you, and all the other moments in between.” can we read before he adds: “Thank you for your commitment and your service. Thank you for your advice. Thank you for your contagious smile. We smile knowing that you and grandpa are now reunited, together and at peace“. Very upsetting words.
Prince Harry: had he already mentioned the death of his grandmother?
Prince Harry is very upset by the death of Elizabeth II. On the day of his death, it was all alone and with tears in his eyes that he arrived at Balmoral… a few hours after the sovereign passed away. A very difficult moment for him, who can count on the support of his wife, Meghan Markle. Saturday, September 10, while he was meditating in front of the flowers placed in front of Windsor Castle, he had taken this opportunity to talk to some Britons and he had mentioned the absence of the Queen of England in Windsor. “You feel very alone there now, without her. No matter what room she was in, you could feel her presence.”he confided, moved.