Queen Elizabeth II insignia missing from Prince Harry’s uniform, worn by Prince William and Prince Andrew

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Prince Harry’s military uniform was noticeably different from that of his brother Prince William and his uncle Prince Andrew as they each watched over Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin on Saturday at Westminster Hall before his funeral on Monday.

The initials ‘ER’ were placed on the shoulder of Prince William’s uniform and were also seen on Prince Andrew’s military badges at another senior royal vigil, which stands for ‘Elizabeth Regina’ in Latin.

Prince Harry was finally allowed to wear his military uniform at the last minute after receiving approval from King Charles III, when Kensington Palace announced the surprise 15-minute vigil with the Queen’s grandchildren on Friday.

“We don’t know why the initials were removed from Prince Harry’s uniform, but I’ve been told Prince Harry was so upset by the removal that he seriously considered not wearing his uniform during the vigil. ,” royal expert Kinsey Schofield exclusively told Fox News Digital. .

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Prince Harry didn’t have the ‘ER’ logo on his military uniform at Queen Elizabeth II’s wake, but Prince Andrew had it despite neither being an active member of the royal family.
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The Duke of Sussex, who served 10 years in the British Royal Army, wore a No. 1 Blues and Royals uniform, KCVO neck order and star, Afghanistan operational service medal, Golden Jubilee medals gold, diamond and platinum and army pilot wings.

Schofield added: “I was told he was almost wearing his morning dress instead. I don’t think cases like this are a personal attack on him, but unfortunately he thinks they are.”

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Harry and his wife Meghan Markle quit their royal duties and moved to the United States due to what they described as British media’s intrusion and racist behavior towards their family.

Prince Harry not wearing the initials “ER” might just be a royal accident.

The grandchildren of Queen Elizabeth II (L-R) Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (L) and Britain’s Prince William, Prince of Wales (R) arrive to hold a vigil around Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin, at Westminster Hall.
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King Charles III, (C) Anne, Princess Royal, (L) Prince Andrew, Duke of York (rear) and Edward, Earl of Wessex (R) hold a vigil beside the coffin of their mother, Queen Elizabeth II, as found in state on the catafalque of Westminster Hall.
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“That might be an oversight,” said Fox News royal contributor Duncan Larcombe. “It does not mean anything.”

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The ‘oversight’ is even more questionable given that Prince Andrew, who was stripped of his royal titles and patronage in 2022, was seen wearing the badge.

Andrew is no longer a senior member of the royal family after his friendship with late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein developed. The prince was later accused of sexual assault by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, and was banned from using the titles “HRH”.

Despite the announcement that only working members of the Royal Family would be allowed to wear military uniforms, an exception was made on Friday night for the Duke of York as he watched alongside King Charles III, Princess Anne and Prince Edward with the King’s Bodyguard. to protect Her Majesty’s coffin.

King Charles III, Anne, the Princess Royal, Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Prince Edward watch for the Queen.

King Charles III, Anne, the Princess Royal, Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Prince Edward watch for the Queen.
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Attending Saturday’s special wake were Princess Anne’s children, Zara Tindall and Peter Philips; The daughters of Prince Andrew, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie; and the children of Prince Edward, Lady Louise Windsor and Viscount Severn.

“I’m glad the king thought better of it,” Shannon Felton Spence told Fox News Digital. “It’s the right thing to do. The Queen was immensely proud of Prince Harry’s service, as her grandmother and as Commander-in-Chief.

Separately, Buckingham Palace only allows current working family members with military credentials to wear uniforms at funerals.

A two-minute silence will be observed at the end of Her Majesty’s funeral on Monday, giving the British public a chance to pay their last respects to the late monarch.

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Tracy Wright is an entertainment writer for Fox News Digital. Send story tips to [email protected]

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