Queen’s procession: Prince Andrew and Harry are excluded from a royal salute

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Prince Andrew and Prince Harry had been each banned from saluting through the Queen’s coffin procession at this time – whereas different royals together with King Charles III, Prince William and Princess Anne all carried out the gesture.

Members of the Royal Household saluted after they handed the Cenotaph on Whitehall this afternoon on their means from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Corridor, the place the Queen will lie in state till her funeral subsequent Monday.

However Andrew and Harry merely bowed their heads subsequent to the nationwide struggle memorial as a result of they weren’t allowed to put on navy uniform, which is because of the truth that neither of them are actually working royals.

In addition they didn’t salute – not like the opposite royals – when the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, adorned with a Royal Customary and the Imperial State Crown, arrived on the Palace of Westminster quickly after through the procession.

It comes after Andrew, the Duke of York, was additionally prohibited from sporting his navy uniform and saluting on the vigil for his mom earlier this week at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh on Monday afternoon for a similar purpose.

The choice to ban Harry and Andrew from sporting navy uniforms in occasions following the Queen’s demise at Balmoral final Thursday is a reminder of how each now have restricted involvement within the Royal Household.

Prince Harry spent ten years within the Military, however he was stripped of his honorary navy titles in 2020 after he and his spouse Meghan Markle introduced they had been stepping down as senior working royals and shifting overseas. 

His uncle the Duke of York, who was compelled to face down from public life in 2019 over the Jeffrey Epstein scandal, is the one different royal banned from sporting navy uniform on the ceremonial occasions and funeral. 

King Charles III, Prince William, Princess Anne and the Duke of Gloucester all salute, whereas Prince Harry and Prince Andrew bow their heads because the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II arrives on the Palace of Westminster following the procession at this time

Prince Harry and Prince Andrew stand with their hands by their sides as Princess Anne salutes the Queen's coffin today

Prince Harry and Prince Andrew stand with their fingers by their sides as Princess Anne salutes the Queen’s coffin at this time

King Charles III, Prince William, Princess Anne and the Duke of Gloucester all salute, while Prince Harry and Prince Andrew bow their heads as the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II arrives at the Palace of Westminster following the procession today

King Charles III, Prince William, Princess Anne and the Duke of Gloucester all salute, whereas Prince Harry and Prince Andrew bow their heads because the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II arrives on the Palace of Westminster following the procession at this time

King Charles III, Prince William and Princess Anne salute while the Duke of Sussex (right) stands still as the bearer party carries the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II into Westminster Hall today, where it will lie in state ahead of her funeral on Monday

King Charles III, Prince William and Princess Anne salute whereas the Duke of Sussex (proper) stands nonetheless because the bearer celebration carries the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II into Westminster Corridor at this time, the place it would lie in state forward of her funeral on Monday

Prince Harry and Prince Andrew (circled) also did not salute when the procession passed the Cenotaph this afternoon

Prince Harry and Prince Andrew (circled) additionally didn’t salute when the procession handed the Cenotaph this afternoon

King Charles III and Princess Anne salute as they pass the Cenotaph war memorial during the procession this afternoon

King Charles III and Princess Anne salute as they go the Cenotaph struggle memorial through the procession this afternoon

Prince Andrew was also not allowed to salute at the vigil for the Queen at St Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh on Monday - unlike King Charles III (front centre), Princess Anne (next to Charles) and Prince Edward (right) who all performed the gesture

Prince Andrew was additionally not allowed to salute on the vigil for the Queen at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh on Monday – not like King Charles III (entrance centre), Princess Anne (subsequent to Charles) and Prince Edward (proper) who all carried out the gesture

It comes after Harry was denied the possibility to put on navy uniform as he mourns his grandmother, despite the fact that Andrew will probably be permitted to take action on the mendacity in state vigil, which continues to be but to happen.

Harry, who noticed motion on the entrance line throughout two excursions of obligation in Afghanistan, will probably be in civilian gown for official occasions together with the late monarch’s state funeral.

Imperial State Crown and Balmoral and Windsor flowers on Queen’s coffin 

The Queen’s coffin was draped with the Royal Customary and adorned with the glittering, priceless Imperial State Crown on a purple velvet cushion and a wreath of white flowers for the procession to the mendacity in state.

The flowers had been white roses, spray white roses, white dahlias and foliage, together with pine from the gardens at Balmoral and pittosporum, lavender and rosemary from the gardens at Windsor.

The coffin was borne on a Gun Carriage of The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery – poignantly used for the coffins of the late Queen’s mom and father.

Bearer party with the Queen's coffin at Westminster Hall today

Bearer celebration with the Queen’s coffin at Westminster Corridor at this time

Often known as the George Gun Carriage, it carried King George VI from Sandringham Church to Wolferton Station after his demise in 1952 and was used within the funeral of the Queen Mom in 2002.

The Gun Carriage has six 13-pounder quickfire weapons, constructed between 1913 and 1918, all of which have seen lively service within the First and Second World Wars.

They’re used usually for royal salutes in Hyde Park, Inexperienced Park or Windsor Nice Park for State Events and to mark royal anniversaries and royal birthdays.

Every gun and limber weighs 1.5 tons and, with the staff, is roughly 54 toes lengthy.

Minute Weapons – one for each 38 minutes of the procession – had been fired from Hyde Park by The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery all through the gradual journey from Buckingham Palace.

Massive Ben additionally tolled at one-minut

e intervals because the Queen left her London house for the final time.

The Imperial State Crown was the crown the Queen wore when she left Westminster Abbey after her coronation.

It was additionally used on different State events, together with the State Opening of Parliament.

Made from gold, it’s set with 2,868 diamonds, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, 269 pearls, and 4 rubies.

It incorporates among the Crown Jewels’ most well-known items together with the Black Prince’s Ruby, the Stuart Sapphire, and the Cullinan II diamond.

In a BBC documentary in 2018 about her coronation, the Queen amused viewers by manhandling the heavy crown, pulling it in direction of her, turning it spherical and declaring: ‘That is what I do once I put on it.’

‘I just like the Black Prince’s Ruby,’ she added.

Solely working royals – which Harry and Andrew aren’t – are being permitted to decorate in uniform at 5 ceremonial events.

These are the St Giles’ Cathedral service in Edinburgh, which came about on Monday; the coffin’s procession to Westminster Corridor at this time; the Vigil of the Princes on the mendacity in state; the funeral in Westminster Abbey; and the committal service in Windsor.

However an exception has been made for Andrew who will put on a uniform as a ‘particular mark of respect’ for the Queen when he stands guard round her coffin through the Vigil of the Princes.

He’s anticipated to be joined by the Queen’s different kids – King Charles III, Princess Anne and Prince Edward – on the proceedings through the mendacity in state later this week.

It’s believed that this resolution was made as a result of it will look odd for Andrew to be the one one of many Queen’s 4 kids not in navy gown standing by his mom’s coffin. 

Andrew wore a morning go well with in Edinburgh on Monday whereas King Charles III wore a full day ceremonial uniform with the rank of Subject Marshal, the Princess Royal wore the uniform within the rank of Admiral and the Earl of Wessex wore the blues uniform of the Honorary Royal Colonel of the Wessex Yeomanry.

The transfer to ban Harry from sporting navy uniform is more likely to be a bitter blow for the previous soldier, who’s pleased with his decade within the forces, and who was saddened after being stripped of his honorary navy roles together with Captain Basic of the Royal Marines by the Queen post-Megxit.

In a press release launched yesterday forward of at this time’s procession by the capital, his press secretary confirmed he wouldn’t don his uniform.

The assertion added: ‘Prince Harry… will put on a morning go well with all through the occasions honouring his grandmother. His decade of navy service just isn’t decided by the uniform he wears and we respectfully ask that focus stay on the life and legacy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.’

Earlier on Monday, Harry wrote of his particular reminiscences of when the Queen attended his passing out parade in 2006 when he grew to become an officer within the British Military.

He instructed of his ‘first assembly’ together with his Granny as ‘my Commander-in-Chief’ – and was believed to be referring to the event when the late monarch made him grin and blush whereas she reviewed the cadets.

A supply confirmed Harry – whose rank is a captain – wouldn’t be in uniform for any occasions.

Andrew stepped down from public life after the furore over his friendship with paedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein.

He went on to pay hundreds of thousands, with no admission as to legal responsibility, to settle a civil sexual assault case to a lady he claimed by no means to have met. 

In January, forward of his authorized settlement, the Queen stripped him of all of his honorary navy roles, together with Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, and he gave up his HRH fashion.

Andrew, a former Royal Navy officer who served within the Falklands Conflict, retained his rank as a Vice Admiral, and is predicted to put on the coinciding uniform.

Virginia Giuffre, previously generally known as Virginia Roberts, sued him for allegedly sexually assaulting her when she was 17 after she was trafficked by Epstein. Andrew denied the claims.

On the service of thanksgiving in St Giles’ on Monday, Andrew was in a morning go well with, whereas his siblings, together with Edward who dropped out of the Royal Marines, wore navy gown as they processed behind the Queen’s coffin.

Andrew wore eight medals and decorations – his South Atlantic Medal for service within the Falklands, his Silver, Golden, Diamond and Platinum medals, a Royal Navy Lengthy Service Medals with Bars, Canadian Forces Ornament with Bar and New Zealand Commemoration Medal.

(From left) Prince William, King Charles III, Prince Harry, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Lawrence, Princess Anne, Peter Phillips, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward walk behind the coffin during the procession for the Queen in London this afternoon

(From left) Prince William, King Charles III, Prince Harry, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Lawrence, Princess Anne, Peter Phillips, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward stroll behind the coffin through the procession for the Queen in London this afternoon

Prince William and Prince Harry walk behind King Charles III and Prince Andrew at Buckingham Palace this afternoon

Prince William and Prince Harry stroll behind King Charles III and Prince Andrew at Buckingham Palace this afternoon

Members of the Royal Family follow behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II through Westminster this afternoon

Members of the Royal Household observe behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II by Westminster this afternoon

King Charles, Prince Andrew and Prince Harry are among those marching during the procession his afternoon

King Charles, Prince Andrew and Prince Harry are amongst these marching through the procession his afternoon

On the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral in April 2021, the gown difficulty was handled by the Queen who determined that no members of the royal household ought to put on uniform.

The Every day Mail revealed that Andrew had demanded to be allowed to put on his uniform as an honorary vice-admiral of the British royal navy.

Across the time of the Philip’s funeral, Andrew even went to his mom to ask her to again him within the uniform row as she ready to say goodbye to her beloved husband.

After the Mail’s story broke, it was introduced that senior royals would put on morning fits with the intention to deflect the row. It was a break with custom however seen as probably the most eloquent answer to the issue. 

Andrew was attributable to be promoted to Admiral in 2020 to mark his sixtieth birthday, however this didn’t go forward following the fallout from his disastrous Newsnight look.

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