Prince Harry set to wear military uniform in special tribute to the Queen

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Prince Harry will be wearing military uniform alongside seven of the Queen’s grandchildren for a special memorial service on Saturday, it has been reported.

Palace officials intervened after the Duke of Sussex was blocked from wearing a uniform while his uncle the Duke of York had special dispensation despite being embroiled in the Jeffrey Epstein child sex trafficking scandal.

Harry, who saw action on the front line during two tours of duty in Afghanistan, had previously worn a morning suit emblazoned with medals for official events including the late monarch’s state funeral.

All of the Queen’s eight grandchildren including Harry and William will wear military garb for a 15 minute silent vigil next to the Queen’s coffin in Westminster Hall on Saturday.

A royal source told The Mirror: “Common sense has prevailed.

“It was a ludicrous situation given the Duke of Sussex has served his country and is a highly respected member of the armed forces with everything he has done for veterans.

“It is important that the Queen’s grandchildren are all made to feel welcome and comfortable as they grieve their beloved grandmother together.”

The Coffin Carrying Queen Elizabeth II Is transferred from Buckingham Palace (Getty Images)
The Coffin Carrying Queen Elizabeth II Is transferred from Buckingham Palace (Getty Images)

It came after a spokesperson for the Sussexes hit back over the funeral ban saying: “Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex will wear a morning suit throughout events honouring his grandmother.

“His decade of military service is not determined by the uniform he wears and we respectfully ask that focus remain on the life and legacy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”

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Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex watch the RAF flypast on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, as members of the Royal Family attend events to mark the centenary of the RAF on July 10, 2018 in London (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex watch the RAF flypast on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, as members of the Royal Family attend events to mark the centenary of the RAF on July 10, 2018 in London (Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L), Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (2nd L), Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (3rd L), Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (3rd R), Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (2nd R) and Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (R) follow Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and The Dean of Westminster, David Hoyle as they depart Westminster Abbey after attending the annual Commonwealth Service in London on March 9, 2020 (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (L), Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (2nd L), Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (3rd L), Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (3rd R), Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (2nd R) and Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (R) follow Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and The Dean of Westminster, David Hoyle as they depart Westminster Abbey after attending the annual Commonwealth Service in London on March 9, 2020 (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a reception to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the investiture of the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace on March 5, 2019 in London, (Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a reception to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the investiture of the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace on March 5, 2019 in London, (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II speaks with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex as they leave after the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor to Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 18, 2019 in Windsor, (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II speaks with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex as they leave after the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor to Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 18, 2019 in Windsor, (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice attend the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on May 29, 2019 in London (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice attend the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on May 29, 2019 in London (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge watch the RAF 100th anniversary flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on July 10, 2018 in London (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Prince William Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge watch the RAF 100th anniversary flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on July 10, 2018 in London (Getty Images)
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Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Harry and Jake Warren attend day three of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 19, 2014 (Getty Images)
Prince Harry, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge,  Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,  Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Queen Elizabeth II onboard the Spirit of Chartwell  during the Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the River Thames during the Diamond Jubilee Thames River Pageant on June 3, 2012 in London (Getty Images)
Prince Harry, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Queen Elizabeth II onboard the Spirit of Chartwell during the Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the River Thames during the Diamond Jubilee Thames River Pageant on June 3, 2012 in London (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Harry visit the Sentebale Forget-me-not garden  the Chelsea Flower Show  press and VIP preview day at Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 20, 2013 in London (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Harry visit the Sentebale Forget-me-not garden the Chelsea Flower Show press and VIP preview day at Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 20, 2013 in London (Getty Images)
Members of Britains royal family, Prince Harry (R), Queen Elizabeth II and Britain's Prince Charles' wife Camilla (L) leave St George's Chapel in Windsor on May 17, 2008 after the marriage vows of Peter Phillips 30, and Canadian Autumn Kelly 31. (AFP via Getty Images)
Members of Britains royal family, Prince Harry (R), Queen Elizabeth II and Britain's Prince Charles' wife Camilla (L) leave St George's Chapel in Windsor on May 17, 2008 after the marriage vows of Peter Phillips 30, and Canadian Autumn Kelly 31. (AFP via Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Harry attend at the annual Chelsea Flower show at Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 18, 2015 in London (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Harry attend at the annual Chelsea Flower show at Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 18, 2015 in London (Getty Images)

He was stripped of all his honorary military roles by the Queen and stepped down from public life in the wake his friendship with paedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein.

But the Duke of York was granted special permission as a “special mark of respect” for his mother at the Vigil of the Princes, where none of the Queen’s grandchildren will be attending.