THE Queen reportedly took simply “two seconds” to ban Prince Harry from the Cenotaph wreath ceremony on Remembrance Day.
The Queen ‘took two seconds’ to ban a wreath being laid for Prince HarryCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Harry’s unused wreath lay forgotten because it wasn’t usedCredit score: Information Group Newspapers Ltd
Harry and spouse Meghan Markle laid a wreath on the Los Angeles Nationwide Cemetery as a substituteCredit score: Handout – Getty
It was reported on the time that palace officers had turned down Harry’s request with out telling the Queen.
Nevertheless the Daily Mail studies right this moment that the Queen made the choice herself – taking “all of two seconds”.
Harry and wife Meghan Markle laid a wreath at the Los Angeles National Cemetery as a substitute, leaving flowers on the graves of two Commonwealth troopers.
A supply stated: “The Queen could be very firmly of the opinion you could’t decide and select what you do relating to the establishment. Both you’re in – or you’re out.”
Harry, who spent ten years within the Military, had requested for the wreath to be laid on his behalf on the London memorial.
As an alternative, it lay forgotten at the Royal British Legion’s Kent headquarters.
The duke was believed to be very upset on the choice to reject his want, The Occasions reported, as he has shut hyperlinks with the army.
He first laid a wreath on the Cenotaph 11 years in the past, and served within the army for greater than 10 years, whereas additionally being concerned in selling causes for veterans together with the Invictus Video games.
He described sporting his poppy with delight to “have fun the bravery of all our veterans… the individuals I bear in mind after I lay a wreath on the Cenotaph.”
Harry’s choice to pay tribute at a Los Angeles cemetery drew some criticism as he was accused of a ‘PR stunt’.
TV host Piers Morgan tweeted: “Outrageous. Treating Remembrance Sunday like a PR alternative & making an attempt to steal headlines from the actual royals doing their obligation again residence.”
Harry hinted at remorse for lacking the London service telling a army podcast: “Even once we can’t all be collectively we all the time bear in mind collectively.”
The Sussexes stepped again from royal duties in March throughout ‘Megxit’.
Harry is pictured laying a wreath in Los AngelesCredit score: Handout – Getty
Prince Charles lays a wreath in November
Harry served within the army for greater than a decade