Royal author Angela Levin accused Harry and Prince Andrew of “throwing tantrums” and “shameful behaviour”. Her comments come after the Queen decided senior royals attending the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral would not wear a military uniform to save Harry from being the odd one out.
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Reports had also suggested that the Duke of York wanted to wear an Admiral’s uniform.
Andrew was due to be promoted to Admiral in 2020 to mark his 60th birthday but this did not go ahead after he stepped down from royal duties following his disastrous Jeffrey Epstein interview.
Ms Levin tweeted: “Due to Princes Andrew and Harry throwing tantrums none of the Royal Family will be wearing military uniforms on Sat.
“You’d think the Queen and Duke’s exemplary behaviour wd have passed down.
“Their behaviour is shameful. The funeral is not about them. Actions have consequences.”
The Queen decided senior royals attending Philip’s funeral would not wear military uniform
In a second tweet, Ms Levin added: “Hasn’t our Queen at 94, got much much more to cope with than deciding on what male family members should wear for her adored husband’s funeral?”
Harry was stripped of his honorary military titles after Megxit.
Protocol suggests that Harry, who did two tours of Afghanistan, can only wear a suit with medals at royal functions.
The decision is a break from tradition for ceremonial royal funerals.
Prince Harry is set to have a historical “face-off” with the Royal Family after returning to the UK for his grandfather’s funeral, according to a royal expert.
Daniela Elser, Australian royal columnist, wrote on news.com.au that “Harry is now set to be reunited with his extended family.
“The scene is now set for a family drama of such proportions it would have William Shakespeare reaching for a fresh quill, with two royal factions preparing to come face-to-face for an historically freighted royal face-off which will involve TV cameras and the eyes of the world watching. No pressure.”
Queen Elizabeth II was forced to make “difficult decisions” over plans for Prince Philip’s funeral this Saturday.
The Duke of Edinburgh died on April 9. His funeral taking place at St George’s Chapel tomorrow.
Due to coronavirus restrictions, only 30 people are allowed to attend the service and Her Majesty will sit alone.
Her Majesty had to “make some difficult decisions” on who can attend the service while keeping in line with the 30-person limit.
A Buckingham Palace spokesperson told People magazine: “We are dealing with a family funeral and at its heart it is still a family event.”
Queen Elizabeth II is said to have made ‘difficult decisions’ on Philip’s funeral
Prince Charles is, understandably, deeply sad about the death of his father Prince Philip.
The Prince of Wales made his first royal appearance yesterday since the Duke of Edinburgh’s death on April 9.
Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, visited Marlborough House Gardens to view moving tributes from well-wishers.
Charles appeared to be close to tears as the royals inspected tributes and flowers.
Sources close to Charles have said he is “deeply sad” about his father’s death.
They told The Telegraph: “Just because you know a family member is not well does not mean it is any easier when the time comes.”
Meghan Markle will be able to view Prince Philip’s funeral via “private arrangements” after being unable to attend in person.
Due to coronavirus restrictions only 30 mourners will be able to attend and they will have to wear protective masks.
Those who would have been invited, but haven’t been due to the limited numbers, will be given log-in details for a live stream of the service.
While the funeral will be televised on BBC and ITV, the live stream will show the footage without any accompanying commentary.
A senior Buckingham Palace spokesman said Meghan had made “every effort” to return to the UK for the service.
Prince Harry would not be allowed to attend any family meetings before or after Prince Philip’s funeral, according to a royal expert.
Royal author Victoria Murphy claimed Prince Harry’s quarantine period would disqualify him from going to any royal gatherings over the next few days.
She told the Royally Obsessed podcast: “There has been speculation that they might get together before or after the funeral. But, of course, because of Covid they shouldn’t really.
“Gatherings of that size are not allowed other than for a funeral. I think even outside you’re still limited to two households and six people, unless it’s for specific things.”
The Queen should reject Meghan Markle’s offer of forgiveness, nine in 10 people said in a poll, as calls emerged for the Duchess of Sussex to first issue a “global apology” to the Royal Family.
As the Firm reels from the tragic death of its patriarch Prince Philip, Meghan, 39, is “willing to forgive and move forward”, according to her friends.
An exclusive poll by Express.co.uk has shown overwhelming scepticism of her olive branch, as many readers insisted Meghan should be the one seeking forgiveness, not offering it.
In the wake of the remarks by Meghan’s pals, Express.co.uk readers were asked: “Should the Royal Family put their differences aside?”
Ninety-four percent of respondents (5,261) said no while only five percent (284) said they should.
Prince Philip had “a twinkle in his eye right to the end” according to a former palace spokeswoman.
The Duke of Edinburgh passed away peacefully at Windsor Castle at the age of 99.
Following his death, former palace spokeswoman Ailsa Anderson said the Duke’s many qualities stayed with him “right to the end”.
She told People Magazine: “Oh gosh, he was charming! He still had a twinkle in his eye right to the end.
“When he spoke to you, you thought you were the only person who mattered in the world.
“It was like a lighthouse beacon shining onto you, and you feel like the only person he wanted to talk to.”
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Source: EXPRESS CO UK