THE Queen has spared Prince Harry’s blushes by ordering no royals wear military uniform for the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral, The Sun can reveal.
The Duke of Sussex had faced the humiliating prospect of being the only senior male in the royal family wearing civvies after losing his honorary ranks.
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Prince Harry has been spared blushes after losing his honorary ranksCredit: Getty
There was also said to be “serious Navy displeasure” at being dragged into a row over Prince Andrew possibly wearing an admiral’s uniform.
Insiders involved in planning for Saturday’s funeral claim the Queen personally stepped in to suggest all senior male royals wear suits and ties.
A military source told The Sun: “It’s the most eloquent solution to the problem.”
Another source confirmed last night that “current thinking is no uniforms”.
It also comes after ‘Serious Navy displeasure’ was expressed as Prince Andrew could wear an admiral’s uniformCredit: Getty – Contributor
Insiders claim the Queen personally stepped in to suggest all senior male royals wear suits and tiesCredit: PA
A military source told The Sun: ‘It’s the most eloquent solution to the problem’Credit: Getty
Royal protocol now means the Duke — who did two tours of Afghanistan with the Blues and Royals — can only wear a suit with medals at royal functions.
Andrew, 61, was made an honorary Vice-Admiral in the Royal Navy in 2015.
He was due to be promoted to Admiral in 2020 to mark his 60th birthday but chose to defer it until he resumes his official duties.
Harry, was stripped of his three military titles when he quit royal dutyCredit: AFP
The Duke of Sussex, who did two tours of Afghanistan, can now only wear a suit with medals at royal functionsCredit: AFP
He is currently benched amid controversy over his links with billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
The Sun revealed Harry flew in from the US on Sunday for the funeral of his grandfather, who died aged 99.
Buckingham Palace declined to comment.
Prince Andrew was due to be promoted to Admiral in 2020 but chose to defer it until he resumes his official dutiesCredit: Getty