Prince Philip – Here’s why the royal family doesn’t wear military clothing at his funeral!
According to some new reports, the Royal family won’t wear military clothing Prince Philip Funeral on April 17th! While the Palace has yet to officially explain why this decision was made, ITV suggested that the Queen herself wanted this to be the case, so that Prince Harry and Prince Andrew would be spared any “embarrassment”.
After all, Harry and Meghan Markle have given up their royal titles and with them he has also lost his honorary military titles.
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In Finding ‘Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of the Modern Royal Family,’ royal reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand claimed that the removal of his military rank as Captain was what affected Harry most when he decided to leave the palace .
“It was a difficult pill to swallow, and one that was most painful to Meghan when he saw it go through. It’s what made Harry emotionally, “a source is quoted in the book.
Andrew, the Duke of York, who is one of Queen Elizabeth’s sons, stepped down from his royal duties in 2019 after debating controversial over his connection with Jeffrey Epstein.
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While denying allegations of being involved in sex with an underage Epstein victim, Andrew gave up his royal duties and has stayed completely out of the spotlight ever since.
He had previously received the honorary title of Vice Admiral of the Royal Navy in 2015, but now he obviously no longer holds that rank and was therefore not allowed to wear military clothing at the funeral.
Prince Philip was 99 years old and died on April 9 after his health deteriorated. While he was undergoing heart surgery not long ago, Queen Elizabeth’s husband ultimately failed.