Prince Harry was reportedly denied permission to symbolically participate in a Remembrance Day ceremony in the UK.
The 36-year-old royal personally asked Buckingham Palace to lay a wreath on his behalf during the Remembrance Day services to be placed in the cenotaph, but the offer was quickly turned down.
As the Sunday Times reported, the Royal courtiers rejected the request on the grounds that he was no longer representing the monarchy. The queen was not aware of her grandson’s wishes.
This has certainly become a bitter blow to the Duke of Sussex, who served in the military for 10 years, achieved the rank of captain, completed two tours to Afghanistan and produced the Invictus Games, which were to be conducted for wounded armed personnel. Was an international sporting event. .
According to Sussex biography “Finding Freedom”, Harry was devastated earlier this year for snatching his military title, which resulted in him breaking away from the royal family and moving to California with wife Meghan Markle and his son Archie. Were staying.
This is another sign of growing schism between him and the royal family. Harry’s brother, Prince William, and his father, Prince Charles, both attended and garlanded the service.
Instead, Harry and Markle laid flowers and a garland at the Los Angeles National Cemetery on Sunday. The couple intercepted the gravestones of two Commonwealth soldiers, one of whom served in the Royal Canadian Artillery and one from the Royal Australian Air Force.
Harry, who first laid a wreath at the Cenotaph in 2009 – similar to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the United States – recently spoke about the solemn day for the podcast “Disapproved”.
“For me, remembrance day is a moment of honor and hope. I wear [the poppy] To celebrate the bravery and determination of all our veterans. These are the people and moments I remember when I salute, when I stand in meditation and when I lay a wreath on Sendreff. “
“Service is what happens in calm and chaos. It happens in the dark, it happens when people don’t see. This is what happens on the battlefield. It is about performing your duty as soldiers, “Harry continued. “For me as a father, a husband, and a human being, it’s about how we uphold these values in every aspect of our lives.”