Funeral of Elizabeth II: why Harry and Andrew will not be dressed like the other men during the ceremony?

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Andrew and Harry, respectively son and grandson of the queen, will appear in civilian clothes on Monday, September 19 at the funeral of Elizabeth II.

They appeared in costume on Wednesday September 14 behind the coffin of Elizabeth II. While Charles III, Princess Anne and Princes William and Edward wore officer attire, Andrew and his nephew Prince Harry stand out from the rest of the family clan. And it will happen again at the Queen’s funeral on Monday, September 19. And for good reason: if everyone has been deprived of a “royal outfit”, it is for good reasons.

Charges of sexual assault

Prince Andrew has been banned from the monarchy after finding himself at the heart of the Epstein scandal. In 2001, he was accused of sexually assaulting an underage girl who was 17 at the time. Accusations he silenced with several million dollars. The Duck York, described as the “favorite son” of the late sovereign is no longer authorized to wear the uniform. An exception was however made for him for the vigil at the British Parliament, in the company of his two brothers and his sister.

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According to lawyers for the victims of Jeffrey Epstein whose remarks are relayed by BFMTV, the vision of the prince in the media is difficult for the women who have denounced the actions of the son of the queen. It must be said that Prince Andrew had clearly limited his public appearances for several months.

Waiver of royal duties

While he had already announced that he wanted to distance himself from the royal family, Prince Harry announced, at the beginning of 2020, to renounce his royal title. He had enlisted in the army and had served his country for 10 years. By renouncing his royal rights (and duties), he also renounces the right to wear a uniform during official ceremonies.

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Unless a new favor is granted to them by Charles III as was the case during the wake of the Queen’s coffin, the two men should attend the funeral in suits and ties.

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