Queen Elizabeth’s funeral: rule change for Harry and Andrew

The Royal Family is finally showing heart. Prince Harry and Prince Andrew are now allowed to wear military uniforms at the wakes at the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II.

London – For Prince Harry (38) it was a repeated gauntlet. Since declaring his departure from the British royal family, the king’s second-born son, Charles III. (73) leave his military uniform in the closet. In a suit he followed the coffin Queen Elizabeth II (96, † 2022). After all, the Duke of Sussex was allowed to attach his four medals. But he surely had to swallow all his pride, since it was a tribute to his grandmother, to whose favorites he had belonged.

Hard line broken: Prince Harry and Prince Andrew are allowed to hold a wake in uniform

Already at the for According to the Daily Mirror, the Queen’s disgraced son, Prince Andrew (62) and Prince Harry, are allowed to wear their military uniform for the wake planned for Friday and Saturday. “Common sense has prevailed,” the paper quoted a palace insider as saying. Despite his undisputed service in Afghanistan, Harry had to resign his military titles when he left the royal family.

Prince Harry was barred from wearing a uniform at the funeral march for Queen Elizabeth II, despite undisputed accomplishments in a decade in the army. The Royal Family now shows understanding and lets Prince Harry and Prince Andrew say goodbye in uniform.

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His uncle Andrew (62) had – unlike his siblings – completed his previous official appearances in a suit. According to the information, he was also allowed “as a special mark of respect” to wear a uniform at a wake scheduled for Friday night at his mother’s coffin. After the inglorious comparison in an abuse scandal involving convicted criminal Jeffrey Epstein (66, † 2019); had to give way from the front row of the royals and has not been considered an active member of the crown since then.

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However, there is no official confirmation from the royal family at the moment

The giving in of the Royal Family, namely Prince Williams and the King, who initially wanted to follow the strict protocol, comes just in time before the Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday. Many observers and royal experts found it cruel that Prince Harry was treated so harshly in mourning for the deceased monarch. Harry had to rush to the Queen’s deathbed one by one, only found her on her deathbed and spent his time isolated from the family with wife Meghan Markle (41) at Frogmore Cottage, just a stone’s throw from Windsor Castle.

Queen Elizabeth II: Queen of British Humor – the funniest moments in royal life

Prince Harry bids farewell to the Sandhurst Military Academy in Surrey in the presence of the Queen.
Queen Elizabeth made Prince Harry (then 21 years old) laugh at a military parade in 2006. Queen Elizabeth attended the Sovereign’s Parade at Sandhurst Royal Military Academy to attend Prince Harry’s farewell ceremony at which he was made an army officer. The monarch beamed down the line of soldiers, knowing full well that the officers should have frozen in pure control. Prince Harry couldn’t help but smile. During his 10-year service in the British Army, Prince Harry served twice in Afghanistan and rose to the rank of Captain. © Dylan Martinez/dpa
The look Queen Elizabeth II gives to President George W. Bush on the sixth day of her trip to America speaks volumes.
Queen Elizabeth II joked about President George W. Bush (then 60 years old) in 2007 after he accidentally made her 200 years older in a speech. Bush commented on his faux pas at a White House welcome ceremony with a wink: “You [die Queen] gave me a look that only a mother can give a child.” Two days later, over dinner at the British Ambassador’s residence, came the royal tit-for-tat: “I was wondering if I should begin this toast by saying: ‘When I was here in 1776 . . .’” said the Queen. “Your Majesty, I cannot surpass that,” the 43rd President of the USA then had to concede in his toast. © Mark Wilson/dpa
Queen Elizabeth II appears joking at the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show in London
The then 90-year-old Queen Elizbeth II had a raving black sense of humor at the brightly colored Chelsea Flower Show in 2016. At the world-famous flower show, herb gardener Jekka McVicar reportedly told Queen Elizabeth that lily of the valley was used as a popular poison in the past. “I got two bouquets of these this week,” the queen is said to have said to McVicar, according to hellomagazin.com. “Maybe they want me dead.” © Str/dpa
Queen Elizabeth II has cut countless cakes.  At her anniversary cake there was a portion of the finest royal humor as the icing on top.
Queen Elizabeth II has cut countless cakes. At her anniversary cake there was a portion of the finest royal humor as the icing on top. The cake was placed on the table in such a way that the photographers present could read it before setting it up. But for the monarch, seated behind the table, the text was upside down. This did not remain uncommented by Elizabeth II. She tossed the photographers: “You can see it well. It doesn’t matter to me, I’m not that important – I think I can read it backwards too.” © i Imago/Imago
Queen Elizabeth II greets Justin Trudeau (l), Prime Minister of Canada, at the parade for the Queen’s Dinner at the Commonwealth Heads of State and Government Meeting at Buckingham Palace.
Queen Elizabeth II greets Justin Trudeau (l), Prime Minister of Canada, at the parade for the Queen’s Dinner at the Commonwealth Heads of State and Government Meeting at Buckingham Palace. At a gala at the Heads of Government gathering in 2015, Trudeau congratulated the Queen on 60 years on the throne and said in his speech that he was the twelfth Canadian prime minister to serve during her reign. In her acceptance speech, Elizabeth II echoed his words and began her speech by saying, “Thank you, Prime Minister of Canada, for making me feel so old.” © Matt Dunham/dpa
Queen Elizabeth II attends the Royal Windsor Horse Show in 2019.
Britain’s Daily Mail headlined: ‘Something to celebrate ma’am? The Queen (93 at the time) appears very lively during the rainy start of the Royal Windsor Horse Show”. The Queen didn’t let the wet weather dampen her spirits as she appeared on the first day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show. Her great-grandson Archie (3) was born just two days earlier. The pictures of the warmly wrapped up, laughing Queen in the pouring rain went around the world. © Andrew Matthews/dpa
In the opening sequence of the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Concert, the Queen meets Paddington Bear.
Paddington Bear kept the 96-year-old company in the palace and joined her in singing the Queen song “We Will Rock You” – in proper style with a silver spoon and teacup. True to the motto “double is better”, the jubilee concert for the platinum throne of Queen Elizabeth II and the band Queen was opened. The duo performed cute dialogue with a mostly humorous royal protagonist. © Victoria Jones/dpa
Queen Elizabeth II shines at the age of 86 as a Bond girl alongside Daniel Craig (then 44) at the opening ceremony in London in the Olympic fever 2012.
Queen Elizabeth II shines at the age of 86 as a Bond girl alongside Daniel Craig (then 44) at the opening ceremony in London in Olympic fever 2012. Generated with the funny clip, which ends with Her Majesty parachuting over Wembley Stadium YouTube record numbers and acting talent. The helicopter jump was actually performed by stuntman Gary Connery, but Queen Elizabeth “was very keen on the idea and immediately agreed,” wrote royal dressmaker Angela Kelly in her memoir, The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe. . She insisted on a speaking role: “Of course I have to say something. After all, he’s coming to save me,” she said. In an appearance on the BBC’s The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show, Craig said the Queen showed off her improvisational skills during their scenes together. “She said, ‘Do you want me to pretend to write?’ And he said, ‘Yeah, that’s great, that’s great’. So she acted a bit. It was all her own stuff. It was amazing.” © ZUMA Wire/Imago
President Barack Obama and another attendee escort the Queen down the stairs for a group photo.
Two unsuspecting gentlemen and the grinning Queen The Queen can’t help but laugh in this hilarious scene. At the gathering to mark the 70th anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy, US President Barack Obama and another attendee escorted the Queen down the stairs for a group photo. Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande are also present and watch unsuspectingly as a British tradition of sheer helpfulness and politeness goes to the dogs: the Queen may not be touched unless asked to do so. © ITAR-TASS/Imago
First Deputy Minister Martin McGuinness welcomed Queen Elizabeth to Hillsborough Castle in Belfast in 2016.
Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness (66, † 2017) welcomed Queen Elizabeth to Hillsborough Castle in Belfast in 2016. As he shakes her hand, he politely inquires about her well-being: “Hello, are you alright?” “Well, thank you,” was the Queen’s unexpected reply, “I’m alive anyway.” © Aaron McCracken/Harrisons/Po/dpa
Lady elephant Donna shares enthusiasm for Queen Elizabeth II.
Donna shares the enthusiasm for Queen Elizabeth II. The elephant hugged the Queen in anticipation of a second banana during a visit to Whipsnade Zoo in London in 2017. The photographer later said that Donna’s enthusiasm for the monarch had made the zoo keepers a little nervous. © i-Images/Imago
Queen Elizabeth at the G7 Summit in Carbis Bay.
Queen Elizabeth got the laughs on her side at the G7 summit in Carbis Bay. At the G7 reception in Cornwall, the Queen created a good atmosphere with a joke. While the then 95-year-old posed with the heads of state of the leading Western economic powers for a group photo that seemed a bit stiff, with the corona-related distance, the master of small talk asked the group: “Should you now pretend to be having fun?” Boris Johnson later confirmed: Even if it doesn’t look like it, they actually had a lot of fun. © i-Images/Imago

During the tour with Prince William (40) and the wives Kate Middleton (40) and Meghan Markle in Windsor, the family seemed to be united in grief. Yet Royal experts saw Harry and Williams’ joint appearance as a formal farceAccording to a comment in news.com, the tour was preceded by tough negotiations. The concession brings back hopes of reconciliation, which would no doubt have been in the Queen’s interest. Sources used: dpa, mirror.co.uk

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