Queen Elizabeth II: Prince Harry wears the uniform at the vigil


Prince Harry wore a military uniform during a vigil at Westminster Hall on Saturday evening alongside the other grandchildren of the late Queen Elizabeth II, after being given special permission to do so.

At the request of King Charles III, Buckingham Palace has said Prince Harry will wear his military uniform – his first time since 2020 when he gave up life as an active royal and moved to California with his wife Megan, the Duchess of Sussex.

Prince Harry has worn civilian clothes at public events since the Queen’s death, including when he walked behind her coffin in Wednesday’s procession.

The Duke of Sussex, who has completed two tours of Afghanistan, was joined by his brother Prince William to wear military uniform at the vigil.

During the vigil, Prince Harry stood at the foot of the coffin, with his brother at the head.

Other grandchildren at the wake include Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, Zara Tindall, Peter Phillips, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn. The cousins ​​wore black clothes.

They stood on the steps of the platform under the coffin, their backs were turned and their heads bowed in silence.

On Friday evening, the Queen’s children, including the King, held a vigil outside his coffin where he lies in state at Westminster Hall.

The Queen’s lie continues until Monday morning, when the coffin will be moved to Westminster Abbey for the funeral after 10 days of national mourning for Britain’s longest-serving monarch.