Royal fans spot major difference between Prince Harry and Prince William’s uniform

Francesca Shillcock

Royal fans have noticed some differences between Prince Harry spirit Prince William‘s uniforms as the two brothers stood Vigil around their late grandmother, the Queenon Saturday.

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The Duke of Sussex was granted permission by his father, King Charlesto don his military uniform for the important moment, despite previously sporting a morning suit during the official mourning period.

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WATCH: The Queen’s grandchildren, including Prince Harry and Prince William, arrive for the Vigil

But royal watchers noticed that while the Prince of Wales’ uniform included the late monarch’s initials ‘ER’ on the shoulder of his uniform, as well as his hat, Prince Harry’s did not.

The reason for the variance between the two brothers’ uniforms is unclear, however, the same difference was noticeable at Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle in 2018 during which the brothers donned their military uniforms. In one photo from the wedding day, the initials can clearly be seen on William’s uniform, while Harry’s is without.

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Prince Harry and Prince William on Harry’s wedding day

The initials are not the only difference between the brother’s uniforms. William wore Blues and Royals, No.1 Uniform, complete with the garter sash, the garter star, and medals from the Golden, Diamond and Platinum Jubilees alongside RAF Pilot Wings.

Harry also wore a Blues and Royals No 1 Uniform, but sported the KCVO Neck Order and Star, Afghanistan Operational Service Medal, Golden, Diamond and Platinum Jubilee medals and Army Pilot Wings. Harry’s change of clothing plan was made without his involvement, HELLO! understood.

Prince William and Prince Harry were joined at the moving event by their cousins, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall, Lady Louise Windsor spirit James, Viscount Severn. Spouses were not present at the vigil.

Prince William and Prince Harry at the Queen’s Vigil on Saturday

The Queen’s grandchildren stood deep in thought as they guarded Her Majesty’s coffin while she lay in state at Westminster Hall prior to Monday’s state funeral.

The Prince of Wales stood at the head of the coffin, and the Duke of Sussex stood at the foot. William was flanked by his cousins ​​Zara Tindall and Peter Philips; while Harry was flanked by Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.

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