The Duke of Sussex will wear army uniform at the vigil over the Queen’s coffin

THE Duke of Sussex has been given permission to wear his uniform during a vigil at the Queen’s coffin on Saturday.

The decision was made by his father, King Charles III, royal sources said.

Charles also demanded that the Queen’s eight grandchildren be allowed to attend the vigil – to stand around their grandmother for 15 minutes in quiet contemplation as a mark of respect – something they were all keen to do.

Harry, who served on the front lines during two deployments in Afghanistan, was denied the opportunity to wear his military uniform as he publicly mourns being no longer a working king.

Despite being a former army officer, he was dressed in civilian clothes for official events, including walking behind his grandmother’s coffin on Wednesday when he was carried to Westminster Hall for lying in state.

An exception was made for the disgraced Prince Andrew, who is no longer a working royal but will wear his military uniform as a “special mark of respect” for the Queen when he stands guard around her coffin during a vigil with his siblings on Friday Evening.

The royal source said the Prince of Wales will be at the head and the Duke of Sussex at the foot.

At the king’s request, they will both be in uniform. The other grandchildren will wear dressing gowns and dark formal wear with decorations.

William will be flanked by his cousins ​​Zara Tindall and Peter Philips, while Harry will be with Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie with Lady Louise and Viscount Severn at the center of the coffin.

The source said the grandchildren were keen to pay their respects at the royal invitation – just as their parents are doing on Friday night.

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