Prince Philip’s funeral services this weekend will be a major formal event for members of the British royal family. However, a new report has revealed that senior members who hold military rank will not attend in uniform, as they usually would.
Per Daily Mail, Prince Charles, Prince William, Princess Anne and Prince Edward have decided to dress in normal mourning attire (all-black) to keep a united front across the entire family. The decision was reportedly based on the fact that Prince Harry and Prince Andrew (who both previously had military positions) would not be wearing uniforms. According to the outlet, this wardrobe choice was approved by Queen Elizabeth herself.
ICYMI: The Duke of Sussex, who served in the British Army for over a decade, was forced to relinquish his military titles after deciding to step away from royal duties and moving to the U.S. with Meghan Markle and Archie last year. As a result, the 35-year-old no longer holds his titles as Captain General of the Royal Marines, Honorary Air Commandant of RAF Honington and Commodore-in-Chief, Small Ships and Diving, Royal Naval Command.
Harry touched down in London earlier this week ahead of the special services that will take place at Windsor Castle on April 17. And we’re assuming he came prepared, considering a respectable all-black outfit is required to be packed with every member of the fam whenever they travel.