Thursday, April 25, 2024

Prince Andrew WILL wear military uniform for Queen’s vigil

The Duke of York and Prince Harry have been told they cannot wear military uniform at the Queen’s funeral – but an exception has been made for Prince Andrew in the lead-up to the Queen’s final farewell.

Only working members of the royal family will be permitted to wear military dress, Palace sources have revealed.

An exception has been made for Prince Andrew, who will be permitted to don military garb when he stands alongside his siblings for a final vigil over their mother’s coffin in Westminster Hall.

As an honorary vice-admiral of the Royal Navy, Prince Andrew last year argued he should be allowed to wear his uniform for the funeral of his father, the Duke of Edinburgh.

The Queen said otherwise, with all senior royals ordered to wear mourning suits.

The disgraced Prince – who stepped down from public life following shocking revelations over his friendship with paedophile billionaire, Jeffrey Epstein – went on to pay millions to settle a civil sex assault case to one of Epstein’s victims, Virginia Giuffre. Ms Giuffre had claimed the Prince had raped her when she was 17.

Royal commentator, Victoria Murphy, told the Today show this morning that the decision to allow Prince Andrew to wear uniform at the London vigil, while denying Harry, had sparked caused controversy.

“There’s been debate about it already. It’s caused backlash. I’m not surprised because there is an inconsistency there with the exemption for Andrew and not for Harry,” she said.

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