According to reports, Prince Harry was “heartbroken” by having to remove the ‘ER’ emblem from his military uniform while standing guard beside her coffin, despite the fact that Prince William was permitted to wear his.
The Duke of Sussex, who has served in Afghanistan, attended a vigil alongside William and cousins Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips, as well as Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.
Lady Louise Windsor and her brother James, Viscount Severn, Prince Edward’s children, were also present.
However, the outfit he was wearing did not have the letters ‘ER’ in honor of his grandmother.
After his father, King Charles III, granted permission, Harry was permitted to wear the military uniform within the hall. Because he is no longer a working royal, it was previously claimed that he would wear a morning suit.
After Prince William’s initials were not eliminated, a friend expressed that he is devastated. The removal of his grandmother’s initials appears to be deliberate.
According to reports, Harry almost opted to wear the morning suit nevertheless to prevent “embarrassment.”
But, it does not seem to be a deliberate omission; the initials are usually only worn by individuals “in service” to the queen.
Harry wore the uniform of the Blues and Royals while keeping vigil, complete with Golden, Diamond, and Platinum Jubilee medals, Army Pilot Wings, and the Afghanistan Operational Service Medal.
While some parallels are being drawn between their vigil yesterday and the time they marched behind Princess Diana’s coffin in 1997, peace between the two brothers appears to be a long way off.
Despite allegations of a schism between the brothers, they have presented an unified face in public with their respective spouses, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle.
Tensions arose even before Harry declared his intention to leave the royal family in January 2020.
On Thursday, Harry’s 38th birthday, the two had a fortuitous meeting as William was returning with his kids after picking them up from school.
Harry said in a heartwarming statement following the Queen’s death that Granny, while this the last parting brings them deep sorrow. He is truly thankful for all of their first meetings — from his earliest childhood memories with him, to meeting her for the first time as his Commander-in-Chief, to the first moment she met her darling wife and hugged her beloved great-grandchildren.
He treasures these days spent with her, as well as the many other great moments in between. She is already deeply missed, not only by them, but by everyone on the planet. And when it comes to initial encounters, they now honor his father as King Charles III.