Queen Elizabeth II, delivered Prince Harry from outfit embarrassment during the Saturday’s Royal funeral of her late husband, Prince Philip by creating a dress code, instead of allowing family members in attendance don traditional military outfits.
According to reports, the Queen created a dress code which includes mourning coats and black ties for men and simple black outfits for the women.
Royal expert Camilla Tominey wrote before the funeral day in The Telegraph that: “in taking charge of the fipreparations for her beloved husband’s funeral, the Queen revealed her determination to steer the royal ship into calmer seas”.
“Determined for her nearest and dearest to put on a ‘united front’ as the family’s former patriarch would have wanted, the characteristically conflict-avoiding Queen put her foot down.”
Before the Saturday’s funeral, speculation of Prince Harry’s attire to Prince Philip’s funeral became rife considering he had voluntarily stepped down from being a senior member of the royal family in 2020 and moved to California with his wife and baby Archie amid much controversy and media war.
The decision made him to also lose his military titles, something that means he can longer appear in military uniforms.
It was reported that several members of the family, including Harry’s senior brother, Prince William, were initially expected to don their military outfits for the funeral.
However, since Prince Harry’s exit from the royal family as well as Prince Andrew withdrawing from royal duties, the Queen opted for a blanket policy in a bid to avoid an awkward situation at the funeral.
Save for the queen intervention, Prince Harry would have been left in the cold as the only member of the royal family wearing a separate attire at the funeral watched live on TV by hundreds of millions of people around the world.
The New Diplomat had earlier reported how the Queen, 95, was moved to tears at the funeral of her husband of 73 years in Windsor, Saturday. Prince Philip Died aged 99, just two months to his 100th birthday.