Because the royal household mentioned goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II as her casket was loaded into the hearse, Prince Harry notably didn’t be part of the salute.
Following the queen’s Monday, September 19, state funeral at Westminster Abbey, the 38-year-old Duke of Sussex walked alongside Prince William and King Charles III as they marched behind her casket to Wellington Arch in London.
As British troops lifted the late sovereign’s coffin into the ready automotive, the 73-year-old king provided a refined salute to his mom. The Prince of Wales, 40, was additionally noticed saluting his grandmother earlier than she was pushed to Windsor Fortress for a committal service.
Whereas each Charles and William — who wore ceremonial army fits on Monday — paid tribute to the queen’s former standing as their commander in chief, Harry notably saved his arms by his facet. The California resident additionally didn’t put on a uniform through the proceedings, as an alternative donning a black morning swimsuit.
Harry stepped again from his function as a senior royal in 2020 — alongside spouse Meghan Markle — which meant he had been stripped of his ceremonial army titles. Because the BetterUp CIO not held such titles, he was not allowed to put on such garb or supply a salute.
Buckingham Palace did supply Harry an exception to put on a army uniform throughout a Saturday, September 17, vigil alongside his older brother and his cousins. Harry and William each wore uniforms as they stood guard exterior her coffin at Westminster Corridor. Their cousins — Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice, Girl Louise Windsor, Viscount James, Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips — additionally presided through the second of silence.
Harry was beforehand unable to put on his uniform to the queen’s Westminster Corridor procession on Wednesday, September 14, as an alternative choosing a morning swimsuit like Phillips, 44, and uncle Prince Andrew. (Whereas Princess Anne’s son just isn’t a working royal, Andrew was stripped of his HRH titles in January after being accused of sexual misconduct earlier than it was settled out of courtroom.) In the course of the Wednesday processional, Harry equally didn’t supply his grandmother a salute.
Whereas the Archewell cofounder — who served two excursions of obligation in Afghanistan — had come to phrases with not sporting a army uniform to Elizabeth’s funeral, he was targeted on honoring his grandmother’s legacy as that they had a particular bond.
“Granny, whereas this ultimate parting brings us nice unhappiness, I’m ceaselessly grateful for all of our first conferences — from my earliest childhood recollections with you, to assembly you for the primary time as my commander in chief, to the primary second you met my darling spouse and hugged the one you love great-grandchildren,” Harry wrote in an announcement earlier this month, referring to son Archie, 3, and daughter Lilibet, 15 months. “I cherish these instances shared with you, and the various different particular moments in between. You might be already sorely missed, not simply by us, however by the world over. And because it involves first conferences, we now honor my father in his new function as King Charles III.”